Riding-in-tandem criminals strike again PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 November 2017 17:37

By DAN TORIBIO

Despite of the PNP’S strong campaign against motorcycle riding criminals, another female student lost her expensive cell phone to two snatchers who were riding a motorcycle along Don Alfaro Street, Tetuan last Friday night.

The Police identified the victim as Patricia Ajibon y Enngao, 20, single of Don Toribio Street, Tetuan.

Initial police investigation showed that Ajibon and her classmates were walking along Don Alfaro Street around 6 p.m. when suddenly two men riding tandem on a motorcycle suddenly appeared and the back rider grabbed her Galaxy J7 cellphone. The suspects immediately sped away on board their motorcycle.

The victim reported the incident to the Tetuan Police Station for investigation.

Policemen have launched follow-up operations for the identification and arrest of the suspects.

However, as of press time the police are still facing a blank wall on the identity of the riding-in-tandem snatchers.

It can be recalled, no less than PNP Chief Ronald Dela Rosa recently announced that the PNP had launched a nationwide campaign against motorcycle riding criminals.

During his visit in the city in connection to the 116th PNP anniversary, the PNP chief also directed the Police Regional Office 9 and the City Police Office to run after riding-in-tandem criminal especially those engaged in hold-ups and gun for hire.

Case of hold-ups, robberies and shootings perpetrated by motorcycle riding criminals in Zamboanga City have tremendously increased since the third quarter of  the year, but the police have yet to arrest even one suspect.

Just the other night, three young men lost their expensive cell phones and cash to hold-uppers who were riding an Adventure vehicle along Sucabon. The suspects armed wuth handgun divested their personal belongings at gunpoint. – Dan Toribio