Filipino worker arrested for stealing cash from drunk in Macau


Macau – Macau police arrested on Wednesday a 20-year-old Filipino worker (OFW) for allegedly stealing $2,735 (P138, 298) from a drunk businessman.

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According to the local Chinese language site Macao Daily News as reported by Asia Times, the Filipino man was charged with one count of theft for stealing cash and valuables from a drunk businessman.

He was arrested by plainclothes police officer on June 24.

The victim reported the incident to the police after realizing that his briefcase had been stolen with the help of a concerned citizen. The concerned citizen noticed the briefcase was missing when he walked past the bench again.

The unnamed Filipino allegedly took a briefcase containing $2,735 or 22,000 patacas that belonged to a drunk businessman resting on a bench on Rua de S. Lourenço or Fong Son Tong Street.

Macau police apprehended the Filipino in his home and found the clothes he was wearing when he took the briefcase. Evidence suggested that he was also linked to other theft cases in Macau.

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