An unusual incident occured in Cambridge, St, Brgy. E. Rodriguez, Cubao. The incident was recorded on a CCTV footage and was released on Saturday, January 28 at GMA News.
Unbelievably, this thief was seen running back to his victim to return his bag.
On the video, the man at the far end of the public vehicle alongside the entrance moved hastily as he snatched a bag and quickly got out of the jeepney as it stopped for a passenger.
Although the footage did not get everything, it was clear how he alighted the jeepney with a small bag in hand.
However after quickly looking at the contents of the bag, the man suprisingly ran back to the jeepney to return the bag to the victim!
The victim who had also alighted the jeepney was apparently a collector of a company.
The snatcher, identified as Froilan Capinig, then attempted to escape but was quickly caught after the victim ran after him along with some barangay tanods from the area.
Capinig on the other hand explained that he did not try to steal the bag. According to him, a man from the jeepney was "aiming" for him and assumed that the man beside him was an accomplice.
Capinig also clarified that he assumed the bag contained a gun explaining why he immediately returned the bag upon seeing its contents.
The suspect is now facing charges and is currently detained at the police station.
Suprisingly, some netizens took the suspect's side claiming that he might be telling the truth. The netizens explained that it seems he really had no intention of stealing, if he did he would have immediately ran further away before stopping.
"I think this snatcher is really telling the truth..kc kung snatching ng pera tlga ung pakay nya he wont stop or slow down to check ng laman ng bag..hed rather runaway first ng malayo ..," comments netizen Acel Bantoc.
"Na paranoid lang sya sa nagawa sakanyang hindi maganda kaya napagkamalan nya na yung biktima may hawak ng baril at kasama ito sa nangloko sakanya.. nakakaawa," says EunaBram Valencia.
"mukhang totoo paliwanag nung suspect.. kc kung snatcher tlga xa hindi magaaksaya ng panahon yan para silipin agad laman ng bag.. maaaring nagsasabe xa ng totoo.. investigate deeper..," netizen Kaydee Jojit suggested.
"Hindi normal.ang kilos nung suspect, parang hindi snatcher, mukang totoo paliwanag niya. Kasi hindi naman siya tumakbo papalayo, pagkuha niya ng bag hindi siya lumayo sa jeep at binuksan ang bag agad at lumapit sa biktima. Pagaralan mabuti, mukang mabuting tao naman si manong. Kawawa naman kung makasuhan ng mali," says Micheal Ramirez Sorbito.