ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanao Examiner / Nov. 7, 2011) – Police arrested Monday three young men, one of them the son of a police officer, tagged as behind the series of motorbike robberies in Zamboanga City in the southern Philippines, officials said.
Officials said policemen raided a house near a police camp in San Jose village and arrested the trio.
“We arrested the three men after receiving information that they were in the house. These men are behind the series of carnapping in Zamboanga,” said Senior Superintendent Edwin de Ocampo, chief of the local police force.
De Ocampo said the motorbikes stolen by the group were being sold to individuals for as low as P5,000. It was unknown whether the father of one of the suspects who is a policeman is unaware of his son’s criminal activities.
Dozens of motorbikes had been stolen in Zamboanga City over the years, and some of its owners were shot by robbers. (Mindanao Examiner)