Holduppers targetting trike drivers strike anew PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 22 August 2013 11:37

Holduppers victimizing tricycle drivers struck again in San Roque, Tuesday night.

Police identified the latest victim as Robert S. Galleposo of Barangay Sta. Maria

Galleposo told investigators that three unidentified men took a ride in his tricycle at Navarro St., Barangay San Jose around 10 p.m.. While they were passing the Chinese cemetery in San Roque, the three passengers pointed a knife at him and announced a holdup.

The holduppers took his wallet containing P500 and the tricycle.

Galleposo together with barangay watchmen of San Roque searched for his tricycle and the holduppers. Around 12:15 a,m, yesterday, they found the tricycle and the wallet at Armor Village in San Roque.

Last July 29, another tricycle driver lost his tricycle and money to holduppers in Tumaga Porcentro at dawn.

Raul Rasonable y Faustino, 43, of Divisoria had rushed to the Sta. Maria Police Station to file a complaint around 2 a.m. that his tricycle, P400 earning and a cell phone were taken by his passengers.

Rasonable picked up three male passengers along Gov. Camins Avenue who asked him to bring them to Tumaga Porcentro.

Rasonable told the police that when they arrived at Tumaga Porcentro, his passenger announced a holdup at gun point.

The holduppers then seized his P400 earning, a cell phone and ordered him to alight from the vehicle after which they took the tricycle and sped away

Police records showed that three holduppers have been victimizing tricycle drivers in this city lately.

Holduppers are taking the driver’s earning while in some cases they also take the tricycles then abandon it elsewhere after using it as their getaway vehicle.

Tricycle drivers and operators are alarmed over this series of hold-ups wherein they are the target.

Meanwhile, police are hot on the track of the holduppers who stage the holdup at late night or early dawn.— Angelyn T. Napalcruz and Lizette D. Galvez, ABMC(Journ) IV, WMSU, OJT