Police intensifies drive vs motorbike theft
by EA Delgado
Masbate City (2 June) -- Motorcycle owners suspect that motorbike thieves operating here have accomplices in other areas, including Cawayan town, about 100 kilometers from here.
Responding in a random survey in the city's streets, the motorbike owners call for official effort to gather and consolidate information on vehicle thieves in the province.
This came up in the wake of the recent recovery of three motorcycles by operatives of Masbate City Police Station.
Team leader SPO4 Nathaniel Guadayo said the motorcycles, which were stolen from the city, were about to be brought to barangay Tuburan in Cawayan, where stolen motorcycles are being "remodeled" and their serial numbers tampered with.
Guadayo's team arrested two young men while they were reportedly preparing to dispatch the motorcycles to Tuburan.
One of the suspects was identified in a police report as Reman D. Adrin, 18, of sitio Cagba, barangay Tugbo, this city. The other suspect was a 15-year-old resident of Tara St. in barangay F. Magallanes here.
Two of the motorcycles-a black Honda Wave (chassis number 11-04Z-041331, engine number HZ08E-6041331, without plate number) and a blue Honda Bravo (chassis number KFM 10014-022640, with plate number EG-8225)-were recovered in follow-up operations in barangay Pinamarbuhan, Mobo town shortly after the recovery of a red Motorstar MSX 125-3 motorcycle of a certain Gerald C. Gotis at Barangay Tugbo. (PIA Masbate) [top]