Woman gets robbed while live-selling in Laguna


A woman was robbed inside her home in Laguna while she was in the middle of selling her items in a live stream.

According to the report from GMA Regional TV Balitang Southern Tagalog, the incident took place on Monday afternoon, Sept. 11.

At around 1 p.m., 52-year-old Agnes Serafica was busy with her live-selling business when a man wearing a helmet suddenly entered her rental home in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, and interrupted her livestream.

Serafica’s camera captured the man in the act of barging into the premises and flipping over her phone. The man’s voice can be heard forcing the live-seller to get on the ground and take off her pieces of jewelry.

“Nakita ko po na may baril siya, so kaya po dumapa na kami,” Agnes narrated the events to GMA Regional TV’s Balitang Southern Tagalog.

“Hinihingi po niya ‘yung pera sa’min which is wala naman po talaga kaming pera. Hanggang sa ang kinukuha na lang nilang pilit is ‘yung alahas ko,” she said.

According to the victim, the man was armed with a gun and had a companion who waited outside her house. The perpetrators escaped in a motorcycle, taking with them seven pieces of jewelry and the seller’s phone that was used for the livestream.

The amount of items taken from the victim reportedly reached a total of P100,000.

Upon investigation, it turned out that one of the suspects was a neighbor of the victim. The robbers have reportedly surrendered to the authorities.

According to Police Lt. Col. Dwight Fonte, Jr., chief of Sta. Rosa City Police Station, one of the suspects took interest in the victim’s belongings after chatting with Serafica’s father several times.

“Nagkukuwento ‘yung tatay na may P3 million daw sa kuwarto, nakatago. ‘Yun ang pinag-interesan base doon sa conversation at chat ng dalawang suspek,” Fonte said.

Serafica thanked people who expressed their concern and prayers for her family last Saturday on her business’ Facebook page.

She had also returned to live-selling that same day.

“Life must go on. ‘Di po ako pedeng mabuhay para sa nakalipas. Need ko pong mabuhay para ngayon at bukas. Kaya sa inyo po ako huhugot ng lakas maliban sa buo kong pamilya. Sana po samahan niyo ko na makabangon muli,” the seller wrote in her Facebook post.

Patricia Dela Roca
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