Another modus operandi was caught on camera last June 12, 2015 (Friday) in Cebu. The group is called the “Hulog Piso Gang” which has four members. They used to carry out dreadful and unlawful actions victimizing passengers of public vehicles.
The video was uploaded by YouTube user Astig tao. According to the uploader, the video was taken inside a public vehicle with route number 13C passing from Talamban to Colon (vice versa).
As seen in the video, the lady is sitting near the suspects. The first man pretended that he dropped a coin that came from his pocket. As the man is diverting the attention of the victim, the other suspect covered his right hand using a bag and started stealing the wallet of the lady. The two other men are the back-up and the lookout.
A concerned citizen from Bayan mo Ipatrol mo said, “Hi Astig Tao i’m from Bayan Mo, iPatrol Mo of ABS-CBN. May nagbahagi po sa amin ng video na ito na nakunan ninyo. Kung sakali maaari po ba namin makuha ang inyong contact number upang makausap kayo ukol dito. Salamat po at ingat kayo.”
The video serves as a reminder for those who ride the public vehicles to be alert of their surroundings especially nowadays.