Beware of this girl named Lyn De Guzman (her real name or not, we don't know). Her modus involves pretending that one of her companion got robbed and the thieves might put the stolen item on someone's bag (actual target/victim). This woman will ask permission to search for the alleged missing item inside the actual victim's bag then steal personal belongings. Full story here:
[BEWARE] Thieves Pretending They Were Robbed Then Search Victim's Bags, But Actually Stealing, New Modus
Apr 05, 2015 at 11:40 AM
Posted by : Pinoy Secret Writer
Filed Under : News & Events
Originally posted by Michaela Buco, she informed the public what happened to her and her friends:
"I know this post would be long but please do take time in reading this. I actually don't know how to start this one, but it all happened last March 31, 2015 in SM Manila at around 2:30-3:00pm.
Me and 2 of my friends went there to buy some materials for a group report. We bought it at a department store. After buying, friend #1 asked us where do we want to eat and she said if it's okay if we just buy an ice cream in DQ. Friend #2 and I agreed so we went downstairs.
On the 3rd floor of the said mall near the escalator, a woman was trying to call us. She said, "Miss, miss!". Of course, the three of us looked back and the woman caught our attention. Here goes the conversation:
Lady: May napansin ba kayong dalawang lalaki sa taas? Sa bandang cinema? Nakasumbrerong itim at sando?
Me and my friends: Sorry po wala po eh. Ano po bang nangyari?
Lady: Yung kasamahan ko kasi nakuhaan ng pouch. May lamang wallet na 1,700 pesos at USB. Buti nga 1,700 lang yung laman ng wallet. Pero ang mahalaga kasi doon ay yung USB. Kanina ko pa kayo tinatawag pero di kayo lumilingon. (Well in fact, we didn't hear anyone calling us). Ang narinig pa nga daw bibili kayo ng ice cream, eh?
Friend #1: Ah opo bibili nga po kami (Which we all got scared because it was right)
Me: Ano na po bang nangyari?
Lady: Lumapit kami sa mga guard. Nakita sa cctv na pababa kayo. Tinawag ko kayo kaso hindi kayo lumingon kaya naghinala na ako. Okay lang ba kung tignan ko bag ninyo? Kasi baka nailagay nila yung gamit ng kasamahan ko.
(Then the lady checks our bag one by one but no purse or pouch or bag was seen inside or stuff)
Lady: Naku, pasensya na kayo ha. Kasi sinusundan kayo ng dalawang lalaki kanina akala namin kasabwat kayo
Me: Nako hindi po. Pumunta po kami dito kasi may kailangan po kaming bilhin. Eh napag-usapan po naming bibili nga po kami ng ice cream.
Lady: Oo nga kaya nga lang nagtaka ako na hindi kayo lumingon noong tinawag ko kayo. Pwede ko bang tignan ulit yung bag mo, iha? (She was pertaining to friend #1)
Friend #1: Ah sige po (Then the lady checks her whole bag, even the small pouches, yet no purse nor pouch was seen inside)
Lady: Pasensya na talaga. Double check lang. (Then she repeats the story of the two men following us upstairs)
Lady: Naku, nakita nila siguro 'yang bracelet pati necklace mo (Pertaining to friend 1's jewelries). Itago mo 'yan sa loob ng bag mo. Baka pag nakita ka ulit ng mga lalaking iyon, kunin nila sa iyo yan.
Friend #1: Ah ganun po ba. Sige po. (She now puts her jewelries inside a pouch in her bag)
Lady: (Repeats the story of the two men following us)
Friend #2: Ano po bang pangalan ninyo:
Lady: Lyn (or Lin or Lynn) de Guzman
Lady: Tignan ko nga ulit 'yang bag mo. Baka nandyan talaga eh. (From that point, I started to feel strange) (She checks my friend's bag AGAIN, unzipping the pouch where she placed her jewelries).
Naku, itong alahas mo itago mo ng maigi. (Then I started to hold the lady's hand, checking if she got the necklace and bracelet)
Lady: (Moves away her hand) Oh, hindi ko kinukuha ha.
Me: Hindi po, tinutulungan ko lang po kayo (Well in fact I already know what she's doing)
Lady: Pasensya na talaga kayo ha. Menor edad pa lang kayo at mga estudyante, alam kong hindi ninyo gagawin iyon. Tignan ko nga wallet mo (friend #1's wallet). Baka nandiyan yung USB (WHAT!?! She was finding a purse or a pouch and now a USB)
Lady: (Opens my friend's bag, opens her wallet) Nako tignan ko nga. Wala, walang USB. Mahalaga kasi yung USB na iyon. (Then closes friend #1's wallet). Yung alahas mo akin na tignan natin kung nasa bag mo pa.
Friend #2: Ako na lang po ang hahawak. (She, then, grabs friend #1's jewelries. She told me she also felt strange on what was happening)
Lady: Yung alahas mo ilagay mo na lang sa wallet mo para hindi makuha.
Friend #2: Hindi na po hahawakan ko na lang po. Ibabalik din po namin diyaan.
Friend #1: Hindi, sige okay lang. (She now places her jewelries on her wallet.
Lady: Ayan, para hindi makuha alahas mo. (She now retells the story of her companion's lost USB. Remember when she told us that they lost the WHOLE POUCH AND NOT JUST A USB)
Lady: Ilabas nga natin gamit mo titignan ko kung nandiyan talaga. (I guess she already noticed me that I know what she's up to so she gave all the stuff that was placed in inside friend #1's bag while friend #1 held her bag)
Lady: (The umbrella was in her hands) Naku, pasensya na talaga ha.
Friend #1: (Checks her bag, panics) Beb, nasaan wallet ko?
Me: Hala hindi ko alam wala ba diyan?
Friend #1: Beb wala wallet ko. Nawawala wallet ko!
(We all started to get nervous and all. Remember that the jewelries were inside the wallet, as the lady told her to do so)
Friend #1: (Tries to hold her hand, and surprisingly under the umbrella was her wallet, thus grabbing it from her)
Me: (Puts all the stuff inside friend #1's bag) Wala naman po kayong nakita diba? Kausapin na lang po namin yung mga guard na kasama ninyo.
Lady: Pasensya na talaga. Kasi nagtaka kasi kami nung hindi kayo lumingon kanina.
Friend #2: If you're still doubting with us, we can just talk to the guard para matapos na po 'to.
Lady: Sige kausapin ninyo puntahan natin. (The four us us now walks)
Lady: Kung gusto ninyo, kunin ninyo number ko. Para kung kuwestiyonin kayo ng mga guard sa baba, sabihin ninyo na nakausap ko na kayo at wala akong nakitang USB sa inyo.
Lady: (Suddenly grabs her phone, we all stopped walking) (Talks on her phone, though we didn't hear any ringtone) Oh nasaan ka na? Nasa baba ka na? Oo, kasama ko na yung tatlong sinusundan kanina. Ilan ba sila? Ano, dalawa? (But we're three) May dalang plastic? Kulay green? (Yes, friend #1 is holding a plactic but a white one) Yung isa may tigyawat? Nakasalamin? Oo, eh tatlo sila dito. May balat sa mukha? (The lady stared at us, but neither the three of us has a birth mark on our faces) Oo, sige hindi sila iyon? Naku, sige bababa na ako. (She now puts down her phone)
Lady: Naku, hindi daw kayo iyon. Pasensya na. Kung gusto ninyo kunin niyo na lang number ko (She pertains to friend #1)
Me: Ako na lang po ang kukuha.
Lady: (She now gives her number) (Not gonna post her number for privacy)
Me: Sige i-contact ka na lang po namin kung nakita po namin yung dalawang lalaki at pag kinausap po kami ng mga guard.
Lady: Sige itext niyo na lang ako. Pasensya na hindi daw pala kayo iyon.
Then the lady now goes away, while the three of us goes downstairs. Friend #1 starts to sob as she realizes that the lady almost got her wallet with her jewelries in it.
It was a good thing that we were alert to notice the lady's actions. And try to notice that her story is messed up. She told us that the three of us were being followed by 2 men, then it became two. The pouch or purse became a USB. It was so obvious that she was trying to hypnotize us but, sorry ma'am, WE'RE PRETTY BUT WE'RE NOT DUMB.
Just a lesson for all, do not try to converse to a total stranger. She or he might be good looking or have that kind-of-sweet look but you would know what that person is capable of. We're just thankful not a single thing was taken from us and nothing bad happened to us.
And yes, to you ma'am LYN DE GUZMAN, I got a picture of you while you were on the phone. Yes, I know. Me and my friends are not stupid enough to be fooled. It's HOLY WEEK AND YET YOU'RE DOING EVIL THINGS. Please change. It's not going to improve your life. You're just going to rot in jail."
Source: Michaela Buco