- A fruit vendor was victimized by an alleged family of thieves
- The suspects cunningly executed their roles to distract the vendor and snatch her bag containing valuables
CCTV footage in Barangay Payatas, Quezon City showed the suspect group walking together towards their target.
A female member of the group requested the vendor to count her change while some of her accomplices did their parts in distracting her.
Moments later, a boy hastily took the vendor’s bag which he put in the sack of an old man who was standing a few meters from the fruit stall.
By the time the vendor realized she had been duped, the suspects have already left the scene and boarded a jeepney.
The vendor reportedly lost her cellphone, P3,000 cash and P20,000 worth of jewelry.
Barangay Payatas Escort Unit’s Ernesto de Lumen believe that the suspects are related because they look and move the same.
Barangay kagawad Baby Rosario Abordo believes that it’s not the first time the group has done the modus.
“Sanay na sanay na sila sa gawain nila. Tingnan mo, pasimple-simple lang lakad nila, pero yun pala, may binabalak na sila,” Abordo said. [They are really used to doing this, if you would look closely, they seem very relaxed but truth is they already have a plan.]
Watch this video shared by GMA News via YouTube and be reminded that there are unscrupulous persons out there so be more watchful.