Three suspects were arrested in an entrapment operation in Fairview, Quezon City, on Monday for allegedly selling fake luxury bags.
The victim “Cecille” reported the suspects who allegedly sold fake bags on the Facebook Marketplace.
According to the victim, the seller said the bag that she bought for P30,000 was “100 percent original.”
Cecille noticed that the bag was fake because of its seams, so she reported it to the police, who immediately conducted an entrapment operation.
Those arrested, who are already detained at the Fairview Police Station, are set to be charged with estafa.
According to one suspect, the sellers knew that the bag was fake because it came from Divisoria.
The victim denied this because she was allegedly convinced that the bag was authentic.
Vietnamese arrested for beating vendor
A Vietnamese national was arrested after beating a vendor in Sampaloc, Manila, last Monday night.
According to saleswoman Haydee Bagoncia, the foreigner who has not been able to collect money since the return of Metro Manila under the modified enhanced community quarantine is lending money to market vendors.
The suspect, who was drunk, allegedly came to the market to collect a debt. Bagoncia just sent the Vietnamese back because she knew she had already paid off the debt.
He also advised the Vietnamese to bring the list the next day to make sure.
It is said that the foreigner did not like it, so he pulled and punched Bagoncia in the shoulder and back. When the victim tried to run, the Vietnamese allegedly chased her with a bolo.
With the help of other people in the market, the suspect was arrested and immediately taken to the precinct.
The suspect is already in the custody of the Manila Police District.
Sevilla Bridge connecting Manila, Mandaluyong opens
The Sevilla Bridge that connects the cities of Manila and Mandaluyong is open again and is expected to help ease traffic, especially as Metro Manila returns to the general community quarantine on Wednesday.
The bridge was connecting Sta. Mesa, Manila, and Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong, which are both crowded areas.
The reconstruction began in 2018, and the Skyway Project is also being built at the top of the bridge.
For almost two years, the bridge was closed due to the constructions being carried out.
Even before the project started, about 40,000 vehicles pass through it every day.