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Nov 21 19, 5:20 pm

77-year-old woman loses $14,000 to budol-budol gang

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Nov. 21, 19 | 5:20 pm

A 77-year old woman lost her savings of more than 10 years from a budol-bufol group.

“Nagtataka ako sa sarili ko hindi naman ako napakabobo…nagpe-pray ako lagi na patawarin ko sarili ko,” the woman told ABS-CBN News.

She recounted that the scheme took 12 hours for the group to get away with $14,000 or more than Php712,000 in cash, jewelry and gadgets.

“Hindi lang po 10 taon…’yun nama’y mga bigay lang ng mga anak ko na sininup-sinop ko kasi po may pangarap ako na ipagbukas ng family business ang mga anak ko kaya sininup-sinop ko,” she said.

The woman shared that she went to a bank in San Mateo and deposited cash. When she was waiting for a tricycle, two persons disguised as a couple from Canada approached her and spoke to her as if they know her.

“Binati ako na parang kakilalang-kakilala ako. Ako raw po ay suki nila sa manok sa palengke tapos sabi po niya sa akin sa kabutihang-palad nakapag-abroad silang mag-asawa sa Canada. ‘Yung narinig ko ‘yung word na Canada medyo napakuwento rin ako. Marami rin akong kamag-anak doon,” she said.

The two asked her to a car while they were talking about Canada.

“Sinakay ako sa kotse, on the way sa highway ng General Luna Street sa San Mateo trapik po. May isang babaeng kumatok sa kotse, ‘yung lalaking nasa driver’s side nagbukas ng bintana,” she recalled.

“Pagbalik ng lalaki may kasama nang isang lalaki. Kumpleto na ‘yung lima sa kotse, kasama ako 6. Nag-travel na po kami dinala ako sa Makati,” she added.

When they were in Makati, they were able to withdraw all her money and on their way to Marikina she realized that she lost her jewellry and even gadgets.

“On the way pa Marikina, hindi ko na po alam nawala lahat ‘yung hikaw ko, relo ko, singsing ko, bracelet ko, dalawa kong cellphone,” she said.

Police authorities said that they were able to see the suspects’ faces on CCTV and they were able to get the plate number of their getaway vehicle.

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