And….we’re back! Just a quickie here, but I just couldn’t help but say SOMETHING about how low they go here. Not surprised? Of course you’re not. That’s why you’re here, after all. None of this shit surprises any of you. But since news has been slow, we’re going to have some fun with it anyways. So, here’s the news article for today:
PNP to travelers: Beware of the ‘laglag-barya’ gang
March 8, 2015 4:28pm
Travelers may do well to be on guard against the “Laglag-Barya” gang, especially aboard public utility vehicles, the Philippine National Police said.In an advisory, the Metro Manila police said this gang targets provincial and city operation buses, passenger jeeps, and railway stations.”Members of this gang drop coins or small bills near the victim. While the victim helps to scoop up the money, other gang members start robbing the victim,” it said.But in most cases, the police also noted a gang member will usually blend with the crowd and serve as a lookout or stopper when someone tries to run after the other gang members.
PNP warns public vs. ‘Besfren Gang’
Shoppers visiting open-air markets and bargain malls during their vacation may want to take precautions against the so-called “Besfren Gang.”The Philippine National Police said this gang goes after the stall’s valuables such as watches, jewelry, mobile phones, and electronic gadgets.”A member stands next to the victim and borrows the item being checked, pretending to be the victim’s friend. The thief will quickly flee the stall premises bringing with him/her the said item,” the Metro Manila police said.But the victim will be left holding the bag, as the store owner will assume the victim is an accomplice.
In most cases, the PNP said the store owner will have the victim pay for the stolen item.