OPERATIVES from the Manila Police District-Station 3 arrested two members of a syndicate called “Assume Tangay” after they allegedly victimized five persons, including a cop, inside a casino in Sta. Cruz, Manila, the other night.
Supt. Caesar Domingo, PS 3 commander, said charges of carnapping and large-scale estafa have been filed at the Manila Prosecutor’s Office against suspects Mark Krismon Gian Rusit, 22, of 1209 Amaia Skies Subdivision, Avenida St., Sta. Cruz, Manila; and Christopher Orosco, 38, of 2nd Avenue, Gua-dalajara St., Caloocan City.
They were nabbed by the police at around 6:40 p.m. inside the Winford Hotel Casino after police received information that they frequently stay in that place.
The arrest was made on the complaint of victims PO1 Jeremy Teruel, 24, of Caloocan City; John Medalla, 43, a seaman, of 29 Hill Crest St., Cubao, QC; Henry Tojon, 51, a businessman, of B19L7 Phase 2 Ext., Mabuhay, Paliparan 3, Dasmariñas, Cavite; Emmanuel Cris Sorra, 31, an IT admin officer, of 177 Daang Bakal St., Ampid 1, San Mateo, Rizal; and Wilfredo Billon, 59, a company driver, of 295 Riverside, Biliran, Binangonan, Rizal.
The victims said they met the suspects via
Facebook and bought vehicles under the scheme of ‘assumed balance’ or they will assume the balance of the vehicles they buy.
Medalla said he realized he had been duped when the bank called him up and told him to pay the monthly installment of the vehicle he had bought, a Hyundai Elantra.
He reportedly transacted with the suspects last August 14 and had never seen the vehicle which the suspects had been resold by the two suspects to another individual.
In the case of Terue and the others, they claimed to have transacted with the suspects just this month.
The MPD-Station 3 is calling on others who might have been victimized by the suspects to surface and file charges.