TUGUEGARAO CITY,Philippines- With the aid of Global Positioning System (GPS), police were able to track a stolen car, and arrest two suspects in Barangay Pengue Ruyu, this city, on Wednesday night, March 14.
In his report to Camp Crame, Cagayan Valley Police Regional Director Chief Superintendent Jose Mario Espino said Tuguegarao City Police chief Superintendent Edward Guzman responded to an info from Santiago City Station 02 Commander Police Chief Inspector Reynaldo Maggay.
Maggay told Guzman that a stolen car, a white Toyota Vios, owned by a certain Sherwin San Roque of Balubaran Malinta, Valenzuela City was tracked via GPS in this city.
Tuguegarao City police conducted an operation and found the car at Mar Motorworks near a drive-in inn in the said barangay.
Police arrested suspects Jestony Rioca, 23, from Afusing Daga, Alcala, Cagayan and businessman Red Zumar Rioca, 39, owner of Mar Motorworks.
Police also recovered a gun and two magazines loaded with live ammunition under direct possession of Rioca.
The suspects will face charges against Republic Act 6539 and Republic Act 1059.
Meanwhile, Espino assured that the Valley Cops will continue their “unwavering efforts” to fight crime in the region and intensify their anti-criminality campaigns
“This incident should serve as warning to vehicle owners out there. No one wants to be a victim certainly, but in case it does happen again, if your vehicle is equipped with GPS services, call your provider to locate or even immobilize it. Make sure to inform the nearest police station if your car has GPS capabilities to help track it,” Espino said. Northernforum.net
*Erratum: In an earlier version of this article, we said the inn was owned by Rioca. With the help of an anti-crime member, we verified that the inn is not owned by Rioca. He instead owns Mar Motorworks where the police found the carnapped vehicle.