Not a week seems to go by without some new modus operandi popping up that is aimed at relieving you of your hard earned cash and belongings. A netizen shared this story of her close shave with a gang seemingly targeting female motorists online earlier:
A WARNING TO ALL LADY DRIVERS…At noontime today, while i was maneuvering in a narrow street at the exit of Metrobank ,Lahug a decent looking man knocked on my window and told me that something fell from the back of the car. Looking at him,i remembered (praise God!) the news a few days ago about the new modus operandi of robbers. I tried to ignore him ,then another man ( his cohort for sure! ) who was at the other side of the car intentionally tried to block the way to tell me the same thing. My instinct told me to flee and so i sped off! When i got to my destination, i found these 1 peso coins (21 pcs in all) carefully “planted” at the back of the car. No wonder that they are called the Laglag Barya Gang.. the moment you go down to check and get the coins/keys,etc “falling” from your car, an accomplice would enter your car from the opposite side to grab your bag/belongings. Again, pls,pls be aware of this modus operandi so that no one will become a victim to it.
What is nice to see is the fact that by sharing these MOs online, people get wise to them and – as happened here – do remember them when they are being targeted themselves. This shows that sharing this type of information online is indeed an effective way to combat these crooks, so keep sharing and telling your friends!