Since a few weeks, again a gang of criminals is operating in the area of Barrio Barretto, Manila, and Angeles City.
Their method is simple and fast. The offender checks in at the prospect hotel and pay room rate in advance. He/she keeps on hanging around, after observing which rooms could easily be entered by forcing the (mostly) light doors or windows lock. As soon as the real tenant leaves the room the offender makes hi/her move.