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Indian tourist robbed

/ 11:11 PM March 03, 2012

An Indian tourist fell prey Saturday noon to thieves who stole close to P100,000 worth of electronic gadgets and different foreign currencies from her at a fastfood restaurant in Manila.

It took only seconds for the suspects to swipe the foreigner’s bag from under her although she was surrounded by several Filipino companions. Sweata Rungta, 37,  who runs an Indonesia-based flower dealership business, filed yesterday a theft complaint before the Manila Police District General Assignment Section (MPD-GAS).

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PO3 Gilbert Isole, case investigator, said the incident happened at around 12:30 p.m. yesterday, inside a fastfood restaurant along Dimasalang Street in Sampaloc, near the Dangwa bus terminal.

Isole said that Rungta was in a lunch meeting with her Filipino business partners inside the restaurant when she noticed two men loitering close to where she sat and decided to reach for her bag which she had placed near her feet.

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When she found her bag gone, the two men had already left the restaurant. The bag contained her Indian passport, money, a Blackberry phone, an iPad 2, a digital camera; and other documents. Jeannette I. Andrade

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