Woman loses P296T, jewelry to 4 con men PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 22 June 2012 15:52

Con men known as “budol-budol” are in the city again. Their latest victim is a 73-year-old woman along Rizal St., last Wednesday morning.

A police report disclosed that around 10:30 a.m., the victim, a resident of Gov. Camins Avenue, reported to the police that she lost P296,000 and jewelry worth P50,000 to four con men.

Con men are also known as swindlers and locally as “uwat.”

It was learned that the old woman met the four men downtown after they befriended her.

Using the old modus operandi, the four men offered her juicy business offer involving big interest as they showed her money which she did not know as bogus.

The old woman, police said,  was accompanied by the con men to the bank along Rizal St. where she withdrew P296,000.

The men took her money and jewelry and handed her a plastic envelop that was locked. She was told that her moneyand their (con men’s) big amount of cash were inside the envelop.

The four men boarded a Honda CRV  that sped towards unknown direction.

Moments later, the victim discovered that the envelop given to her by the con men was filled with Grade 4 writing pad.

The victim rushed to the police station to report the incident.

The police disclosed yesterday that they have identified one of the con men and follow-up operations were still ongoing for the possible arrest of the swindlers. – Dan Toribio Jr.