Sari-sari store loses P40,000 to 2 holduppers PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 07 December 2012 14:23

Two holduppers held up and robbed a sari-sari store of P40,000 in Baliwasan Tabuk last Wednesday afternoon.

Around 2 p.m., two men aboard a Honda XRM motorcycle entered the sari-sari store of Jennilyn Villacera, 33, single, and pretended to be customers.
Inside the store, they pulled out a handgun and announced a holdup.

The duo took the bag of Villacera containing P40,000 then fled aboard the motorcycle.

After the holdup was reported to the police, a hot pursuit operation was carried out, but the holduppers were nowhere to be found.

Police were still gathering more information to determine the identities of the holduppers.

Meanwhile, a 43-year-old woman lost P2,000 worth of cellphone load to con men who informed her that she had won big amount of money thru text messages.

The victim appeared at the central police station the other day and reported that she had received a text message from an unknown person who told her that she won P850,000 from a raffle draw which she did not join.

The woman said she called the person who sent the text message  and they talked about how to claim the prize.

She said the man on the other phone introduced himself as a lawyer and told her to buy cell phone load worth P2,000, then send the pin code to him. She did what she was told do.

Later on, the man told her to go to the nearest LBC outlet to claim the prize, but she was surprised after the LBC personnel told her that there was no money sent intended for her.

Police have warned the public against text messagem scams. – Dan Toribio Jr.