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WATCH: OFW loses Php27,000 remittance money to pickpocket on street

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Nov. 07, 18 | 2:10 pm

A 45-year-old Filipina worker in Hong Kong loses over HK$4,000 (or P27,000 in Philippine peso) to a pickpocket, which supposedly was a remittance money for her family in the Philippines.

Filipina domestic worker Mary Jane Santiago Olivar shared that she was passing through the Li Yuen Street East in Central—known as “Alley-Alley 2” by Filipinos in the city—when a female thief stole her wallet from her bag.

It was 7:44 pm on November 4 when she picked up some items at a grocery store in the alley, and was on her way back to her employer’s home when the incident happened.

“Hindi ako naka-remit, ihuhulog ko pa lang sa account ko (ang pera),” Olivar told The Sun. She said that the thief took more than $HK4,000 before she could even remit the money to her family back home.

The stolen wallet was later found by another worker on a street in Central who knew Olivar’s sister. Her Hong Kong ID and ATM card were still inside the wallet, but all of the cash was taken away by the suspect.

Olivar immediately headed to the police to tell them of the incident. Thereafter, she went back to the grocery store and requested to review the CCTV when the incident occured.

The CCTV footage has gone viral on Facebook and has drawn many negative reactions from netizens and OFWs alike.

“Panawagan sa mga kababayan natin dito, kung pwede makipag-ooperate naman kung sino man nakakilala sa babaeng ito na ituro siya dahil andami na niya nabiktima at malaya pang mabibiktima sa mga susunod,” one of Olivar’s friends commented on the post.

The pickpocket is still at large and has been classified by the police as a “wanted person”.

Olivar has been working as an OFW in Hong Kong for 10 years.

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