By Saul E. Pa-a, PNA and U.S. News Agency / Las Vegas, Nevada
The Philippine National Police (PNP) Laguna provincial command has recovered 360 stolen motorcycles and arrested perpetrators of the crime since it launched its “Oplan Wildcat” on Friday (Sept. 16).
PNP Laguna provincial director Senior Supt. Gilbert dela Cruz presented to the public and the media Wednesday the recovered motorbikes at the PNP provincial headquarters in Barangay Bagumbayan here.
The police “Oplan Wildcat” hauled the vehicles from thieves, holduppers and carnappers. Appropriate charges have been filed against these arrested suspects.
The police said most of these recovered motorbikes were either stolen while parked (SWP) or forcibly taken from their owners-users.
He advised claimants to these motorcycles to coordinate closely with the Land Transportation Office (LTO) here for records of registrations and proof of ownership.
He said they have already turned over 11 units to their owners after proper verification, authentication and identification. The turn-over is “case-sensitive” as some of the stolen motorcycles are unregistered or bore fake plates while others have expired registrations.
Police enforcers thanked the media and the public for immediately reporting crime incidents and providing vital information that lead to the arrest and recovery of valuable items from lawless elements.