UP professor robbed on campus; Perpetrators also took her for a ride in her car

This isn’t the first time a crime happened on campus.

Julie Aurelio of the Philippine Daily Inquirer reports that 43-year-old political science professor Perlita Frago was robbed by unidentified men inside a parking lot at the University of the Philippines Diliman on Wednesday afternoon, October 16 as she was about to board her car. The parking lot where Frago was seized only contained a few cars and there were not a lot of people passing by because the university was already on semestral break.

 

According to the report, the crime occurred at around 4:30 p.m. at the parking lot facing Palma Hall. The robbers tied Frago's hands and feet, placed a hood over her head and a gag on her mouth before taking her for a ride inside her vehicle for nearly 45 minutes. The men managed to steal the professor's "watch, wedding ring, iPhone, driver's license and an ATM card from which they withdrew P29,000."

 

The robbers had thought of taking Frago to either Cavite or Tagaytay. But they changed their mind and said they would be dropping her off somewhere on the UP Diliman campus. They had Frago close her eyes. Once they stopped driving,  they told her to keep her eyes closed or they would harm her. They then got out of her car. When Frago dared to open her eyes, she realized she was back in the parking lot where the robbers had seized her. She managed to free her right foot. With her hands still tied in front of her, she drove to the UP Faculty Center. There, she sought help from a security guard.

 

Authorities are still investigating the incident.

 

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