Galing ‘to sa thread ng isang FORUM kung saan member ako. Tungkol ‘to sa mga wento ng mga co-members ko (hindi ko na lang ilalagay name nila) sharing their experience, giving tips and warnings tungkol sa mga sari-saring Modus Operandi ng mga kawatan ngayon na naglipana sa kung saan-saan, hindi lang sa Metro Manila kundi sa abroad din. Hindi naman siguro masama kung iko-quote ko yung nasa thread para maging aware din ang mambabasa ng Maruism.
Gusto ko talaga i-share ‘to sa inyo para makatulong. Mabuti na ang maging alisto at maging maingat di ba? Huwag tayo maging shunga-shunga para maiwasan ang mapahamak at maging biktima.
Kung sakaling meron kayong maidadagdag na iba pang M.O. ng mga kawatan, feel free to share.
Intersection snatchers …….. in jeepney’s, snatchers almost always do their thing, just as the vehicle starts to move near an intersection (hotspots are Araneta Ave, Banawe, etc). I’ve seen this many times before …. the most common thing I’ve noticed, the snatchers eyes are always in scanning mode ….. be on the alert near intersections & be on the lookout for shifty eyes, as also mentioned in the previous posts.
Laglag barya & ipit-ipit modus operandi ….. classic m.o. ….. be alert & hold on to your things tight, when in public places (especially known hotspots e.g. Cubao, Quiapo, etc). IMO placing your wallet in your front pocket is effective. No bulge in you back-pocket might eliminate you as a target.
Laglag-cellphone-shakedown (glasses, parker pens, PSP, etc) ….. my friend was walking in the Araneta, Cubao area when he was bumped hard by a man – who afterwards claimed that his cellphone (relatively new model) fell to the ground & got damaged because of the hard bump. Immediately, two other men (clearly accomplices of the jerk) joined in harassing my friend & demanding X,XXX amount of money. My friend being wise to the shakedown, grabbed the cellphone of the man & threw it as far away as possible …. luckily, the scoundrels surprised from what my friend did, went after the phone ….. my friend ran to the nearest establishment & reported the incident to the guard.
marami na rin pala dito sa pinas na ganyan na maayos porma at akala mo hindi magnanakaw. akala mo customer din yun pala nanakawan ka.
nabiktima na rin ako ng ganyang cute girl modus some years back sa Shanghai, China. Sa subway station na”dukot” yung cellphone ko. huhuhu
While waiting for the train, a cute girl 3-4 ft away from me is making eye contact and looking at my crotch area. Pagpasok namin sa door ng train, dumikit at akala ko “feeler”. sasabihin ko sana “to the left to the left” na ala Beyonce. Kaso to the “right” pala kamay at dinakot phone ko sa belt holder. pagsara train door ako lang nasa loob at hindi siya pumasok and of course nakuha na nya phone ko. Siguro mga 2-3mins ako natulala. ang gandang snatcher nun. Cell phone ko pala tinitingnan at hindi crotch ahuhuhuhu. nadale ako sa ganda ng itsura. mukang 19-20yrs old lang at maganda porma. snatcher pala huhuhu.
After this experience, everytime a pretty girl makes eye contact, my reflex reaction is to hold and feel my cell and wallet. Instinctively,Checking and Making sure it is still there.