Woman loses P7,000 to pickpocket at old market PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 February 2013 16:29

A woman appeared yesterday at the central police station and complained that a teenager picked her P7,000 from her bag while she was marketing at the old waterfront market.

Elma Francisco, married, of Maasin was assisted by market personnel in filing a formal complaint against the pickpocket who victimized her while she was busy buying food ingredients.

Francisco told the police that she was aghast to discover her bag half opened and her wallet containing P7,000 missing.

She said that a fish vendor told her that it was a young boy who tailed her and picked her wallet then hurriedly left the place.

Francisco said the P7,000 was intended for food and ingredients for the last day death prayer of her brother yesterday.

Francisco was crying and begging the police to help recover her money. She added that harvesting coconuts is their means of living and it is not easy for them to produce P7,000 in a short time.

Acting on the complaint, policemen under the Sr. Insp. Arlan Delumpines have conducted a follow-up operation for the possible arrest of the pickpocket and the recovery of the money. – Dan Toribio Jr.