‘Dugo-dugo’ foiled, maids arrested

June 07, 2019

TWO young housemaids ended up in jail after allegedly being duped by “dugo-dugo” gang Thursday evening in Malabon City.

Michelle Sumayang, 19 and Stephanie Entoy, 18, both native of Masbate and stay-in at 21 Tuazon Avenue, Bgy. Potrero were charged with qualified theft following a complaint filed by their 58-year-old businesswoman employer identified as Susan Lim.

Investigation conducted by SSgt. Jose Romeo Germinal II and SSgt. Phillip Cesar Apostol showed that the suspects allegedly received a telephone call from an unknown person informing them that Mrs. Lim figured in a vehicular accident.

The caller allegedly instructed them to get the money and jewelry inside the cabinet and bring it to the unspecified place.

Sumayang allegedly followed the caller’s instruction and brought the victim’s costly shoulder bag containing P600,000.

When Entoy was about to leave bringing with him the Long Champ back pack containing a Rolex watch worth P500,000, she was met by her employer who arrived home at around 8:30 p.m. prompting the latter to hold her housemaid and sought police assistance.

When Sumayang came back after allegedly delivering the money to two unidentified men, she was placed under arrest by lawmen.

The two claimed they were duped by “dugo-dugo’ gang but when police and the complainant reviewed the footage of the CCTV installed inside the victim’s house, they were seen carting away the stolen items.