The Korean-looking woman who duped a retired teacher and took her P400,000 in cash in Bacolod City last week has been identified, Station 2 chief, Senior Insp. Robert Dejucos told the DAILY STAR yesterday.
Dejucos, however, refused to divulge the name of the swindler and had gone to her supposed residence but she was no longer there.
Their last recourse, he said, is to seek the help of the National Bureau of Investigation for the creation of a facial sketch of the alleged Korean national and her cohort, a man, who introduced himself as the friend of the retired teacher’s son, for their immediate arrest.
Dejucos added that they will coordinate with the policemen in Bago City, Negros Occidental, where a Church worker was swindled also by a Korean-looking woman, who took P230,000 worth of jewelries from her about two weeks ago.
It is likely that the suspect who swindled the retired teacher and the be person who duped the Church worker could be the same person, he added.
The retired teacher, 63, told the police that she was at a mall on Tuesday last week, when a man approached her and introduced himself as her seaman son’s friend. The Korean national looking woman then arrived and asked her help to operate the Automated Teller Machine at a bank at Gatuslao Street.
She withdrew P400,000 from her own account to demonstrate to the alleged Korean how to operate the ATM machine.
The Korean looking woman asked her to place her money in a paper bag together with the alleged foreigner’s jewelries and she was later left somewhere in Talisay where she discovered that she had been duped.
Records from the Bacolod Police show that there have been 26 cases of salisi thefts and one budol-budol incident in the city from January to August this year.*APN