The served drink is spiked with Ativan i a powerful anti depressant sleeping

The served drink is spiked with ativan i a powerful

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lunch, snacks, or dinner. The served drink is spiked with Ativan i; a powerful anti- depressant/ sleeping pill. Even before finishing the drink, the victim will succumb to a deep sleep and while sleeping, will be stripped of his cash and valuables and will be brought out of the house and left at a completely random location. Another variant of this tactic is when a male victim is seduced and picked-up in a bar, restaurant, park and/or a tourist site by a gorgeous female, well dressed and well-mannered. The victim will be approached and befriended until a casual conversation and seduction process takes place which culminates in negotiated sexual activities. The victim will either be brought to a pre-arranged hotel/motel or to his own hotel room. Once at the designated room, the victim will be offered liquor or drink which the perpetrator mixes with highly potent Ativan pills. Once the victim is unconscious, the suspect will divest the victim of his cash/valuables, and then leave the victim at the scene. Most of the victims of this crime wake-up after two to three days and it takes
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another two days before the victim can fully recover from the drugs and discover the losses. Ipit Gang Crowded areas such as passenger jeepneys, railway stations, and malls Ipit gang members operate in groups of four or five. Gang members shove or push a prospective victim to distract him or her, while their accomplice picks his pocket. In jeepneys and buses, suspects squeeze-in and distract their victims while their accomplice snatches the victim's wallet and/or mobile phone. Kotong Airports, hotels, restaurants, malls, and public parks frequented by foreigners s The common victims of this MO are foreigners , balikbayans and their dependents who are lured into exchanging their foreign currencies into pesos at a and balikbayans. rate higher than the prevailing exchange rates. The group/individual approaches and offers a tempting high rate to the would-be victim. During the transaction, which usually takes place outside or right in front of a foreign exchange shop, the equivalent peso is counted before the victim three times. Initially, the victim is allowed to count the money he will receive to make him feel confident that he will get the exact amount for his foreign currency. After, a recount is done by one of the perpetrators spreading the pesos in his palm to cover his fingers that are
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folding a portion of the bunch. The suspect distracts the attention of the victim, often by telling him to be extra careful of robbers, while wrapping the bundle of money in a newspaper or placing it inside a paper bag. The victim eventually discovers that he was shortchanged when he counts the money while inside a car or upon arrival at his house or hotel. Laslas Bag/Laslas Bulsa Malls, open-air markets, and public transportation Perpetrators of this crime usually target victims in crowded areas. A man/woman/child pretending to be lost or selling an item approaches the victim to distract his/her attention. An accomplice slashes the bag/pocket of the victim who is busy being distracted by another suspect. All money and goods are stolen.
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