Minor nabbed for stealing motorcycle

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A MINOR was arrested for stealing a motorcycle in Catmon town, northern Cebu.

The 17-year-old suspect (real name withheld) was intercepted by the police in Danao City while he was driving the stolen Suzuki motorcycle of a lending employee.

Staff Sergeant Vergil Ortiz of Catmon Police Station told SunStar Cebu that the suspect took the motorcycle left along the roadside in Barangay Catmondaan, Catmon town at 11:58 a.m. on Monday, June 6, 2022, by lending collector Rilan Mahajait, 21, from Bogo City, as the latter was still collecting payments from his customers.

Mahajait immediately reported the incident to Catmon police, who then called the Carmen Police Station for assistance.

According to Ortiz, the Danao Police Station informed them the following at 9 a.m. that they had already arrested the minor suspect.

Aside from the stolen motorcycle, the police also recovered from him several motorcycle keys.

The suspect was already turned over by Danao police to Catmon Police Station.

Ortiz said the suspect is a noted carnapper who has been jailed several times but later freed for being a minor.

It was learned that the suspect had also attempted collect belongings and other valuable items from the burnt houses in Danao City but were caught by some residents and turned over to the police. (GPL, TPT)

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