Six carnap suspects arrested

SIX suspected carnappers were arrested and several stolen motorcycles have been recovered in a series of joint operations by the Quezon and Caloocan City police offices on Monday, police reports said Tuesday.

The joint operations were launched after police and village watchmen first arrested Salvador Rosales, a resident of Caloocan City, while driving a stolen Honda motorcyle in Brgy. Lipunan, Quezon City on early Monday.

“During interrogation, the suspect admitted being part of a group that carnaps motorcycles, which they bring to Caloocan City to be fenced or sold as parts,” National Capital Regional Police Office (Ncrpo) director, Chief Supt. Nicanor Bartolome said.

The Ncrpo chief said this have led the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) and Caloocan City police office to raid the group’s lair in Phase 12, Caloocan City where the stolen motorcycles are brought and sold.

Bartolome said the operation has also resulted to the arrest of five other members of the carnap group and recovery of 13 more stolen motorcycles.

The Ncrpo chief identified the five other arrested suspects as Kaironon Diticulan, 25; Japar Balang, 45; Nasroding Balang, 26; Jamaela Sultan, 26, all from Marawi City and Anthony Piosla, 35, of San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan.

Bartolome said that the raiding team also came underfire from shots coming from surrounding houses and hitting two members of the team, PO3 Rene Pumar and SPO1 Reynaldo Bayugo sustaining bullet graze.

Additional policemen from the Caloocan City Police Community Precinct 4 and QCPD-SWAT personnel were deployed immediately in the area to assist the raiding team and diffuse the tension.

Recovered from the group’s lair were 13 various model and types of stolen motorcycles, while a .9mm pistol with 14 live rounds of ammunition was seized from Japar Balang when frisked, the Ncrpo chief said.

Bartolome said the suspects will be charge for violations of RA 6539 or the Anti-Carnapping Act of 1972 before the Caloocan City prosecutors office while additonal charges of illegal possession of fireamrs will be filed against Japar Balang. Anthony Vargas

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