A newly retired teacher lost gold jewelry and P3,000 in cash after falling prey to three suspects believed to be â€œbudol-budol gangâ€ tricksters on Tuesday.
Police identified the victim as Edehrudes Salamingan, a 68-year-old resident of Brgy. Taug Lila.
According Salamingan, she was asked to board an SUV along E. Jacinto St., behind the City Square in Tagbilaran City where she was tricked and convinced to hand over all her jewelry.
The suspects, two females and one male, also drove Salamingan to her home in Lila and told her to get cash and jewelry.
Salamingan said that she was making a purchase at a flower shop in the city when one of the female suspects who knew her by name approached her.
The suspect then reportedly told Salamingan that she was going to award her money in cash.
The victim admitted that she was enticed by the offers made by the suspects leading her to hand over to them a gold necklace, four gold rings, two watches and a set of earrings.
Salamingan said that she plainly alighted the suspectsâ€™ vehicle, a black Isuzu Sportivo, and realized only then that she was tricked.
The victim has reported the incident to the Tagbilaran City police which has tasked its theft and robbery section to investigate the case. (WM)