CABANATUAN CITY – This was a suspected case of carnapping where the alleged stolen unit was recovered at the premises of a motorcycle dealer where it was acquired by the complainant through a financing scheme.
This came about after city police head Lt. Col. Arnel M. Dial said fireman RC Troy Tabajonda, 29, of Purok 5, Bgy. Bakod-bayan, this city, assigned with the Palayan City fire station complained that his Yamaha NMax scooter was stolen in front of his videoke bar along Purok 4, Bgy. Zulueta at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday here.
He told police that two men posed as customers earlier at the bar and drank beer before managing to steal his motorcycle unnoticed while parked in front of his bar.
Dial identified the two suspects, who still remain at-large as Edmar Tinio, of Bgy. Nabao, and one alias TG Velasco, of Bgy. Matadero.
He also immediately coordinated with Nueva Ecija highway patrol group chief Major Pablo P. Quejada to check if the carnapping report was valid.
“We validated the report at once because if ninakaw nga iyung motor saka namin iisyuhan ng flash alarm na carnap siya,” Quejada told this reporter.
However, a follow-up investigation conducted by Quejada’s men and the Cabanatuan police, on Friday afternoon showed that the missing motorcycle was allegedly spotted inside the Wheeltek storeroom in Bgy. Nabao.