The Makati Police said that the woman who forcefully grabbed inside a vehicle in front of an office building along Paseo de Roxas cor. Perea St. in Legazpi Village is a Chinese National.
According to the Makati Police, they firmly believe that the victim knows the people who forced her to get inside the van based on their initial investigation.
In an interview, PCOL Rogelio Simon said that the victim was first seen by the witnesses boarding the vehicle voluntarily, however she was forced to stay inside the van after trying to leave.
“Initially ang lumalabas doon sa interview ay naglalakad ito (victim) from one of the adjacent building, naglakad at yung van na kumuha sa kanya is tatlong beses ding umikot, ayon sa CCTV na chineck ng mga investigators natin,” Simon said.
“Ang assessment namin, parang kilala kasi ito kaya hindi muna pinilit na pumasok yung victim, kumbaga lumapit siya doon sa van at nung pinipilit na siyang ipasok eh doon na siya nagsimula na sumigaw,” he added.
They also tried to trace the plate number of the van involved in the incident, however, they found out that it was registered for a different kind of vehicle.
The authorities also recovered the documents including photocopies of passports and sale of vehicles between Chinese individuals.
After being uploaded on social media, netizens started to link the incident in the “white van scare” and asked other people to be vigilant and avoid walking along.
In the video, it can be heard the victim screaming “tulong” however all the bystanders were left stunned by what they witnessed.
Please walk with a group or near establishments na may guard if you really have to walk late at night,” netizen Joeybear said.