Wanted theft suspect held

CABANATUAN CITY — A theft suspect tagged as number nine in the city’s top ten Oplan Sibat Target list was nabbed during manhunt operations conducted here on Saturday.

City police head Lt. Col. Arnel M. Dial identified the arrested suspect as Cornelio Mactal, 43, of Purok 2, Bgy. Ibabao-bana, this city.

Police information chief Major Jacqueline B. Gahid said the suspect’s arrest was carried out by members of the warrant section in Bgy. Kalikid Sur at 8:45 a.m.

She said operatives swooped down on the suspect’s lair armed with an alias warrant of arrest for theft issued by Judge Johnmuel R. Mendoza, of the Cabanatuan city regional trial court branch 26 with a recommended bail of P40,000.

Gahid said Mactal is ranked number nine in Phase 3 of the top ten Sibat target and number nine in the city’s top 10 most wanted person in the city level.