Two notorious Carnapping Groups nabbed by QCPD; stolen vehicles recovered
The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) successfully arrested two notorious carnapping groups that resulted in the confiscation of six vehicles and six motorcyles in two separate operations in Quezon City.
On the first operation, operatives of Novaliches Police Station (PS 4) arrested two notorious suspects of “rent-tangay” modus and recovered six vehicles.
The suspects were identified as Angelica Daskeo, 29 years old, a resident of Champaca St., Mapayapa Vill II, Don Antonio, Quezon City and Genesis Ramos, 33 years old, a resident of Bonga Menor, Bustos, Bulacan.
Investigation disclosed that the suspects sold a second hand Toyota Vios to the complainant identified as Ronald Manalo last September 17, 2021 and paid Php120,000.00 for the initial down payment and will assume the balance after the pertinent documents were secured by the suspects.
However, in the afternoon of September 19, 2021 the rightful owner of the said Toyota Vios identified as Antonio Cartagena y De Lima tracked his vehicle by means of GPS and approached the victim and claimed that the vehicle was rented by the suspects but failed to return.
Complainant Manalo immediately sought assistance from PS 4 after he saw another post of the suspects Facebook Marketplace selling Mazda 3 vehicle.
An entrapment operation was conducted at about 8:30 PM of September 20, 2021 wherein a police operative posed as buyer and set the transaction at SM Novaliches parking lot located at Quirino Highway, Brgy. San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City.
Upon arrival thereat, the victim positively identified the suspects as the same person who sell the Toyota Vios they rented from Cartagena. After the deal was consummated the suspects were arrested.
At about 11:00 AM of September 21, 2021, Jimmy Balboa appeared to PS 4 and claimed that he was the owner of the Mazda 3 with plate number PIC-305 and averred that the said vehicle was rented to him by the suspects. He also told that suspects also rented four vehicles in their car rental services.
Acting on this, PS 4 conducted in-depth investigation for the possible retrieval of the vehicles which resulted in the recovery of three vehicles that was voluntarily surrendered by the victims and claimed that the said vehicles were pawned to them by the suspects. While a Kia Rio with plate number ASA2108 was found by the operatives at the HPG, Bulacan, PPO.
Cases for violation of RA 10883 (Anti-Carnapping Law) and six counts of estafa were filed against the suspects.
Meanwhile, operatives of Batasan Police Station (PS 6) arrested the leader and the financier of a notorious carnapping group operating in Quezon City and San Jose Del Monte City, Bulacan.
Police Station 6 identified the suspects as Patrick De Guzman, leader of the notorious “Mandani Group”, a resident of San Roque St., Brgy. Commonwealth, Quezon City and Michael Mitra, financier, a resident of Lower Ville, Brgy. Minuyan Proper, SJDM, Bulacan.
The suspects were arrested after victim Marco Rafael sought the assistance of Batasan Police Station regarding his stolen black/blue Suzuki Rider FU150 MFX with plate number 641PTX last September 19, 2021 at around 3:00 AM, at San Roque St., Brgy. Commonwealth, Quezon City.
A follow-up operation was immediately conducted which resulted in the immediate arrest of suspect De Guzman after he was positively identified by the victim through the CCTV footage camera as the same person who stole his motorcycle. De Guzman pinpointed the whereabouts of his companion in Bulacan.
Batasan Police Station coordinated with Bulacan Police Provincial Office and in a follow-up operation, suspect Mitra, the financier, buyer, and distributor of stolen motorcycles, was arrested. Recovered from his possession and control was the stolen motorcycle of victim Rafael.
A thorough investigation was conducted which led in the recovery of another five motorcycles in Mitra’s possession in his residence at San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan at about 7:00 PM of September 21, 2021. One red/black Suzuki Rider 150 with plate number G427-312440; a red Grandstar with plate number PI7661; a gray/black Suzuki Skydrive with plate number UC2211; a blue/gray Yamaha Mio; and a gray Honda Click with MV file number 0301-1012166 were recovered.
A case for violation of RA 10883 (Anti-Carnapping Law) was filed against De Guzman and Mitra before Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office.
PBGEN ANTONIO C YARRA said, “The arrest of the leader and financier of this carnapping group will lead to the solution of series of motornapping incidents in Quezon City and nearby areas. I also commend the efforts of the operatives in tracking the identities and whereabouts of the suspects that led to their arrest.
NCRPO Director, PMGEN VICENTE D DANAO Jr lauded the QPCD for their dedication to duty and prompt action to the reports that led to the busting of the carnapping groups. He also lauded the complainant for immediately reporting the incident to the police. Adding, “Pinapa alalahanan natin ang ating mga kababayan na mag-ingat at maging aware sa mga bagong modus ng sindikato sa panahon ngayon, dahil pati ang social media ay ginagamit na nila bilang instrumento upang manloko ng tao. Maging mapanuri din tayo sa pagbili lalo na sa mga second hand na mga sasakyan upang maiwasan ang mga ganitong pangyayari,” he added.
City Mayor Joy Belmonte lauded the immediate response of our operatives that manifests their vigilance and commitment to eradicate all forms of lawlessness in Quezon City.###