3 suspects in bike stealing, shooting of owners nabbed PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 08 November 2011 16:51

Three young men tagged as behind the shooting of a motorcyclist along San Jose Road and another along Gov. Ramos Avenue Thursday night, were arrested yesterday by police operatives under City Police Director Sr. Supt. Edwin De Ocampo.

The three suspects were nabbed at the PC Compound, Alejo Alvarez St.

Elpidio Perez Jr. of San Roque was cruising along San Jose Road aboard a motorcycle  when two men appeared and opened fire on him near Fernandez Drive.

Witnesses told the police that the gunmentook the victim’s XRM Honda motorcycle after he fell on the pavement.

The gunmen sped away aboard the victim’s motorccyle. Perez was taken to the hospital by some helpful residents.

Minutes after Perez was shot, a teacher and basketball varsity coach of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University high school department was shot and wounded along Gov. Ramos Avenue,  Sta. Maria.

Randolf Ong y Lim, 40, married, of San Antonio, Putik. He sustained a bullet wound in the right lower ear and was rushed to the hospital for treatment.

Ong and his nephew BJ Bucoy were aboard a Suzuki motorcycle passing along Gov. Ramos Avenue coming from Paseo del Mar when a gunman wearing  bonnet aboard an Honda XRM motorcycle opened fire on Ong near the Gate 2 of Edwin Andrew Air Base around 10:10 p.m.

In an earlier similar incident, an employee of Magnolia Chicken was shot to death in Talon-Talon by gunmen who took the victim’s motorcycle.

Also on Thursday night, a young woman lost her motorcycle to two armed motorcycle thieves at Galvez Drive, Sta. Maria last Thursday night.
The victim was identified as Carla Mejia, 18, single.

A police report disclosed that Mejia was driving a Honda Wave motorcycle with plate number 2627-JE owned by her mother Lolit Mejia around 10:50 p.m. when two gunmen riding on another motorcycle appeared and blocked her path.

The backrider pointed her handgun at and took her motorcycle.

The gunmen sped away with the stolen motorcycle towards unknown direction. — Dan Toribio Jr.