BEWARE: New Modus Operandi of Street Thugs this Holiday Season that Targets Motorists - The Daily Sentry

Sunday, December 9, 2018



BEWARE: New Modus Operandi of Street Thugs this Holiday Season that Targets Motorists



A photo screenshot from Gie Dungo's video post on Facebook
This Christmas season, thieves and extortion artists are thinking of new ways to steal those hard-earned Christmas money of motorists. From robberies to modus operandi that would extort motorists, these criminals are getting bolder and bolder as the holiday season peaks.


Street Thugs

In a video shared by netizen Gie Dungo on Facebook, it seemed like a new modus is now being tried by street criminals to stop motorists and fool them into thinking that they ran over a person. In this case, a child.

A photo screenshot from Gie Dungo's video post on Facebook
They were driving along Alabang-Zapote road when a boy suddenly ran towards their car and laid down on the road. The driver was alert enough to swerve the car so they were not able to hit the boy.


Modus

It was pretty clear on the video that the boy deliberately fell to the pavement, but his timing was slightly off so the car was able to avoid hitting him. The obvious motive was to act like the boy was hit, then the boy's cohorts would come to the scene, and blame the driver, and ultimately, they will ask money from the driver to pay for the medical expenses, and some additional more so that they would not file charges.

A photo screenshot from Gie Dungo's video post on Facebook
This was not the first time it happened. Last year, a man spread red paint over his face, and would then run into an oncoming car, making sure to smudge some red paint on the car as well, to make it look like blood was all over.


The Police Knows

The PNP bared that they are aware of the modus that thieves use to extort money from motorists victims. They have increased the number of cops on the beat, and police visibility along streets and highways to stop these kinds of acts.

Just in case you encountered this kind of modus, it’s important to stay calm, and assess the situation. It is also better to call the police and never get out of your vehicle.until the police arrives.

Watch the video clip below:


Source:  Gie Dungo