Members of 'salisi gang' arrested

Posted at 12/16/12 3:31 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Two members of the notorious group “Salisi Gang” were arrested while preying on Christmas shoppers in Makati City on Saturday.

According to victim Mary Jane Cruz, she was paying for the purchases that she bought inside a Makati mall when she lost her bag.

The theft, however, was caught by the mall’s closed circuit television camera, leading to the arrest of suspects Rio Ann Pineda, 27, and Jessy Mae Austria, 23.

However, authorities failed to capture another suspect, who took Cruz’s bag containing credit cards, documents and cash amounting to P4,000.

Cruz said she will file charges against Pineda and Austria to teach them a lesson. – from a report by Zandro Ochona, dzMM