Buyer of stolen motorbike faces anti-fencing rap PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 18 July 2013 13:46

The Highway Patrol Group-9 forwarded to City Prosecutor’s Office last July 11 a case against a person for violation of Presidential Decree 1612 otherwise known as the Anti-Fencing Law and for falsification of public documents under the Revised Penal Code of the Philippines.

Insp. Marvin S. Claret, chief, HPG-9’s Investigation and Operations, reported to Supt. Severino Agustin, HPG 9 chief, that the case fowarded to the prosecutor’s office was against a resident of Jolo Sulu, whose name was withheld, for buying a motorcycle that was stolen in Manila. He was apprehended by SPO1 Wilfredo P. Ator and POI Juvie M. Dalogdog.

Case Investigator PO1 Benhaider Bello presented evidence against the person involved showing that he bought the stolen motorcycle without asserting his rights from the vendor which has misled authorities when he applied for a motorcycle  clearance documentation at HPG-9 in Camp Batalla.

HPG-9  discovered that under the Motor Vehicle  Information Management, the said motorcycle was stolen and its description as nationwide alarm and stolen status with the police blotter from Manila Police District Anti-carnapping Division. The real owner also submitted a sworn statement.

Claret also said they can not disclose all the information against the person and the case itself because it is already filed with the City Prosecutor’s Office.

Claret advised persons planning to buy second-hand motorvehicles to assert their rights and ask information from the HPG-9 or Land Transportation Office regarding the motorcycle so that it will not jeopardize their life or come out cheated. — Allen Abastillas