Oh no! Alex Gonzaga's phone was snatched while she was stuck in traffic along Guadalupe in EDSA.
According to a post on Alex's Facebook page, she asked her assistant to take a photo of something when the theft happened.
"Si Sofie po may hawak ng phone ko at mabagal takbo ng trapiko kaya noong may pina-picture ako sa kanya, biglang nahablot agad cellphone ko habang hawak niya."
In a report by ABS-CBN, the police said that the incident happened past 4:00 p.m. and was caught on a CCTV camera.
"Magpapa-picture sila doon sa billboard. Suddenly, paglabas ng camera ay bigla na lang itong hinablot ng isang lalaki at nakapagsabi agad [si Alex] sa kanyang driver at hinabol ito agad."
Alex's driver managed to catch one of the suspects but not the one who had gotten hold of her phone. Through a follow-up operation, the police were able to locate the suspect's house. Alex and her camp promised the wife they would not file a complaint if she helps them retrieve her phone.
Thankfully, Alex got her phone back. Incidentally, the suspect's wife happened to be one of Alex's YouTube subscribers. The police also mentioned that Alex's camp even gave the wife money.
"Nabalik na ang cellphone, binigyan pa ng pera dahil subscriber pa yung misis ng suspect."
In her FB post, Alex thanked the police who helped her, as well as the suspect's wife. She also made a special shoutout for her driver who chased the suspects and managed to catch one of them.
"Salamat sa asawa ng snatcher ko dahil subscriber daw pala sila!"
"Thank you, Lord! Marami pa rin talaga ang mas mabubuti at matulungin na kapwa natin."
"Ang pinakamalaking tulong po talaga ay dahil may nahabol at nahuli si Kuya Arvi na isa sa mga snatchers dahil akala nila hindi na sila mahahabol. Kaya thank you po talaga sa lahat ng tumulong."