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Filipina vendor falls prey to ‘attractive’ man pretending to be in love with her

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Feb. 14, 19 | 8:48 am

A Filipina vendor will be spending the Valentine’s Day not only without a lover, but without her cellphone as well.

According to Sanya, it was “love at first sight” when an attractive man approached her store in Fairview, Quezon City to seek for solicitation to help children.

“Pormado talaga siya eh, guwapo, makinis tapos napakadisente ng hitsura niya,” Sanya told GMA News.

Sanya added that the man has piercing eyes and dresses well.

“Bale ako po talaga ang tinumbok niya eh. Du’n po talaga sa puwesto ko. Ang pogi niya talaga eh, ang kinis niya talaga,” Sanya said.

The man continued to talk to Sanya, smiling and seemingly flirting with her, while showing some documents regarding the solicitation.

After a few minutes, however, Sanya said that she could not give anything leading the man to leave the store.

It was too late when Sanya realized that the man took her phone with him which was placed on the same spot where the man placed the documents.

“Akala ko ako ang pakay niya, ‘yung celphone ko pala. Nalinlang ako sa hitsura niya,” Sanya said.

CCTV footage show that the man left the store and rode a motorcycle on standby with his accomplice nearby.

“Sa mga naghahanap ng Valentino, mag-ingat po kayo. Huwag kayong papalinlang sa hitsura lang at matatamis na salita,” Sanya added while acknowledging that she learned something from the experience.

Police Chief Inspector Elmer Monsave, chief of ng CIDU-QCPD, said that Sanya fell victim to a member of “salisi gang” whose tactic is to distract their victim before stealing items unbeknownst to their target.


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