Woman loses P1M jewelry, phones to budol-budol gang PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 15 January 2011 16:34

Con men (budol-budol) are back on their con job victimizing a 62-year-old woman last Wednesday afternoon.

The victim identified as Rosalina Yee y Gallermit, a resident of Short Compound, San Jose lost her seven sets of gold jewelry worth P1 million, two cellular phones and P3,000 in cash to five con men.

A police report disclosed that Yee was inside Novo Store around 4 p.m. when a man known to her by face along with three women and one man approached and befriended her.

Yee said that one of the women was speaking in Korean language.

She said the group invited her for snacks. They proceeded first to Chowking Fastfood and later went to Sun Flower Restaurant in front of Puericulture Center. At the restaurant, the group introduced themselves as business persons and the Korean speaking woman, they said, was buying gold jewelry.

Amid their conversation, Yee told them that she has jewelry items at their house in San Jose.

The group accompanied Yee to their residence to get her jewelry, cellular phones and P3,000 in cash and they left her a small knapsack. They told Yee that the knapsack contained bundles of money. They left the house with a promise to return to get back their money and pay her jewelry.

However, several minutes later, Yee tried to open the bag and she was surprised to see 10 pieces of folded Grade 4 pads.

Several years ago, local police have arrested eight conmen composed of male and female after they victimized many residents including retired government employees.

The suspects were later released after they posted bail bond. -- Dan Toribio Jr.