Netizen Nhel Maputol caught on video a group of pickpockets stealing the wallet of a woman inside a jeepney bound to Mabini. The video was shared on Bayan Mo, iPatrol Mo: Ako ang Simula’s Facebook page.
According to Maputol, the group of pickpockets, composed of three men and one woman, boarded the jeepney along with the female victim in Intramuros.
In the footage taken on June 29, 2015 at around 8 a,m., the female victim can be seen seated in between the male pickpocket wearing black shirt and a male accomplice wearing a white polo shirt. Seated beside the male pickpocket was the female accomplice. Meanwhile, the other male accomplice seated in front of them tried to distract the female victim as the male pickpocket took the wallet from inside her bag.
When the female victim noticed that the two suspects were trying to press themselves against her, she decided to alight the jeepney. Unfortunately, the male pickpocket had already taken the victim’s orange wallet and hid it temporarily.
At this point, Maputol stopped recording the incident to protect himself.
According to Maputol, he saw the male pickpocket opening the victim’s wallet. Before the group alighted from the jeepney in Padre Faura, the male pickpocket gave the wallet to the female accomplice.
Watch the video below.
Featured image credits to Facebook/Nhel Maputol.