Police are now tracking down a man who was caught by a closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera stealing a wallet from a seaman with the help of a female child inside a fast food chain in the city.
The victim, 27-year-old Roniel Palac, a resident of Brgy. Cutcutan, Valencia reportedly lost cash amounting $500 or around P24,000 in what was believed to be a â€œsalisiâ€ modus.
Palac narrated that while eating with his wife, sister and nephew at a Mang Inasal joint along Gallares St, Tagbilaran City the suspect and the child sat behind them.
The suspect, a man believed to be in his 40s, and a girl who appeared to be about 5 years old stood up after having stolen the wallet but did not raise suspicion from the Palacs.
The incident was captured by the establishmentâ€™s CCTV camera which showed that the suspect used the child to cover him while he was reaching for the victimâ€™s wallet inside a shoulderÂ bag.
After committing the crime, the suspect and the child casually left the restaurant.
Police have yet to identify the suspect. (Allen Doydora)Â
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