VIRAL PHOTO: Thief Caught In The Act, Stealing In Broad Daylight In Alabang

In many populated cities like in Manila, thieves hunt for their next victim from the shadows. They watch you take pictures at museums, eat donuts and drink coffee at an outdoor cafe, and if you are unlucky, they will follow your steps with excited eyes as you fall into one of their traps.

A netizen posted a photo on her social media account in hopes that the public will be able to identify the suspect who attempted to steal valuable stuff from her bag.

VIRAL PHOTO: Thief Caught In The Act, Stealing In Broad Daylight In Alabang
VIRAL PHOTO: Thief Caught In The Act, Stealing In Broad Daylight In Alabang Photo courtesy Ziri Cerdeña

On June 3, 2015, Ziri Cerdeña took to social media and posted photos of the suspect who attempted to steal valuable items from her.

i thought nagkamali lang akong isipin na magnanakaw ka or manyakis! dahil napicturan pa kita kahit antok na antok ako nun nagtataka na ako sa kilos mo!
pero NALASLAS mo
na pala ang bag ko!
nako dahil dyan kuya, SISIKAT KA! promise!
( jeep papuntang alabang ako nakasakay btw)
PLEASE SHARE FRIENDS!

Slashers are very common and they use a sharp razor blade or knife to cut open a bag, empty a pocket, or slice a strap of a bag or camera. This is an increasingly popular method for the steady handed thieves. Defenses include using slash proof bag straps with reinforced metal wiring as well as stowing money and other valuables in a fashionably null money belt. Hiding your valuables creatively also inhibits the possibility of theft.

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