HPG-9 recovers carnapped Range Rover in Zambo Norte PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 24 August 2013 14:30

A stolen Range Rover SUV was recovered by the Highway Patrol Group 9 Zamboanga del Norte Provincial Unit headed by Sr. Insp. Leopoldo Macalindol last August  19 around 2:45 p.m. along Rizal Avenue,  Dipolog City.

In his report to Supt. Severino B. Agustin, HPG-9 chief., Macalindol disclosed that while he and his men assisted by men of the  Dipolog City Police Station, were conducting anti-carnapping, anti- highway robbery and “no-plate, no travel” policy operations, they flagged down a Range Rover SUV because the driver was not wearing a seatbelt as required under Republic Act 4136.

Macalindol and his men also found out the driver was not carrying a certificate of registration and official receipt, using without authority the protocol LandTransportation Plate No. 8 and driving without driver’s license.

Macalindol, in his report, described the vehicle in details as a Land Rover/ Range Rover SUV, black in color,with engine number 002734844DT and chassis number is SALGA2HFODA118865. It is registered in Manila with the address owner in Soriano Intramuros.

Before it was recovered, HPG National Headquarters in Camp Crame had alerted all Regional Commands nationwide on a Range Rover stolen in Quezon City on August 11, 2013.

During the operation, Macalindol requested the driver to drive the Range Rover and follow them to HPG9 ZDNPTU office for its documentation. However, Macalindol said, upon reaching at the Rotonda going to the Dipolog City airport, the driver turned left going to Dapitan City and drove the SUV fast apparently to escape. A brief chase ensued and the HPG-9 men cornered him at the seaside part of Barangay Bucana, Dapitan City.

Macalindol and his men checked with the Vehicle Management Information System which is linked to all HPG units nationwide where it was found out that the Range Rover is under hold order list with Alarm number 200130813.

Agustin commended Macalindol and his team for a job well done. He also directed Macalindol to seize and impound the SUV.

The driver was charged under Criminal Case No. 18447 with a recommended bail bond of  P200,000. — Allen Abastillas