TWO Bacolod City residents on Wednesday were arrested by agents of the Philippine National Police - Highway Patrol Group for stealing the truck of a local businessman and “cannibalizing” its spare parts and accessories.
Suspects Rolando Vista, 61, a resident of Block 25, Paglaum Village in Bgy. Mansilingan, and Robert Vista, 24, of Airport Road in Bgy. Singcang, were arrested by members of the Negros Oriental Provincial Highway Patrol Team led by Capt. Silvestre Cenia Jr. in an operation in Bgy. Cangmating in Sibulan municipality.
The arrest was made following a complaint from the registered owner of the stolen truck, Dino Odiamili, 42, a resident of Kabankalan City in the same province.
In a report to PNP-HPG director Brig. Gen. Roberto Fajardo, the Negros Oriental PHPT said Odiamili entrusted his Isuzu truck to the two suspects after the two offered to buy the vehicle.
However, without the owner knowing it, the two took the truck to a compound in Bgy. Cangmating where it was disassembled and its chopped up parts offered for sale to interested buyers.