“Papel Gang” Strikes Stealing Gadgets Using a Piece Paper

The modus of this gang is as simple as picking up your phone from the counter or table. Such easy scheme caught the attention of many netizens. A student was having her clothes washed in a laundry shop while she was using her laptop and phone when a man entered the establishment as seen in the CCTV footage. The man took a simple glimpse at the girl’s phone as he passed behind her. Seeing that it was an iPhone he immediately gave the girl a flyer asking for a small donation. According to him, his basketball team is soliciting money for the team’s uniforms and any help would do. The victim refused and shook her head but the man keep on insisting her even for a small amount of money. She refused many times saying that she has no money at the moment. The man unnoticeably put the other pile of flyers over the girl’s phone and slowly held it while he continually talks about the matter with the victim. The man left a flyer and speedily went away as the owner approached them. According to the shop attendant, she saw the man rides a motorcycle with his partner waiting for him. Lyn B. shared her experience to serve as a warning to other potential victims out there. Keep a close look over your valuables and never trust any stranger who approaches you, especially those suspicious solicitors.

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