Man arrested for kidnapping Gr. 5 girl

A MAN was arrested by the Manila Police District for allegedly abducting an 11-year-old female student over the weekend in Sta. Cruz, Manila.

Rodennis Garcia, 49, of Block 12, Lot 22, Phase 3, E1 Dagat-Dagatan, Caloocan City, is now facing charges for abducting the victim at the corner of Rizal Avenue and Yuseco Street in Sta. Cruz.

Prior to the kidnapping, the Grade 5 victim was reportedly told by her parents to buy food on Anacleto Street. While walking, the suspect called her, in the guise of giving her food for her father. When the victim refused, the suspect grabbed her and sped away with her on his motorcycle towards T. Mapua Street.

Upon reaching M. Ponce Elementary School, the victim was able to escape while the suspect was getting off his bike. The victim ran home and complained to her parents who sought help from the barangay.

The barangay officials were able to arrest the fleeing suspect.