2 bike thieves nabbed; 4 stolen bikes seized PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 05 October 2012 14:49

Operatives of the City Police Office’s Investigation Section led by Sr. Insp. Arlan Delumpines and men of the Sta. Maria Police Station arrested two notorious motorcycle thieves in Recodo and recovered four stolen motorcycles during a joint operation the other day.

In his report to City Police Director Sr. Supt. James Mejia, Delumpines identified those arrested as Jose Reyes, 21, and Jabir Hamid, 28.

A certain Baguinda Arasani, a former barangay tanod of Recodo and said to be the mastermind of a yndicate, eluded arrest during a follow-up operation.
A police report disclosed that PO1 Irish Ruste had discovered her XRM motorcycle missing after parking it inside their house along San Jose Road.

Ruste said there was a PNP T-shirt inside the U-box of the motorcycle.

Last Wednesday afternoon, PO3 Arnel Ferrer spotted a suspicious man driving an XRM motorcycle wearing a PNP T-shirt along Gov. Ramos Avenue, Sta. Maria. He reported it to the Sta. Maria Police Station.

A follow-up operation led to the arrest of Reyes. Recovered from him was the motorcycle of PO1 Ruste.

Because the place of robbery happened in the area of jurisdiction of the central police station,  Reyes and the recovered motorcycle were turned over to Delumpines.

A follow-up operation was carried out by the joint team that led to the arrest of Hamid in Recodo.

Hamid and Reyes were staying in their hide-out in Recodo.

Arasani was no longer in Recodo when the police arrived.

Also recovered by the police from Hamid’s possession was a .38 cal. revolver.

Delumpines said that three other stolen motorcycles were recovered during the continuous follow-up operation at a finger wharf in Baliwasan Seaside. Another motorcycle was recovered in Recodo last Tuesday.

Delumpines added that they were still in n hot pursuit operation for the possible arrest of Arasani.

He said the group transports stolen motorcycles to some neighboring island provinces. – Dan Toribio Jr.