The “bukas kotse” suspect who was caught on CCTV stealing from a parked car in Barangay Macasandig was arrested in a drug buy bust operation conducted by elements of Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (COCPO) at around 6:00pm, Friday, July 31, 2020.
In a press release, City Director PCol Henry G. Dampal said elements of COCPO-PS9 led by Station Commander PMaj Ericson Enerio Sabanal and PS7 personnel led by PCapt Mario Mantala, jointly conducted drug buy bust operation with Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) at 6:00pm, July 31, 2020 which resulted to the successful arrest of two suspects both of whom residing at Purok 1, Taguanao, Brgy. Indahag, Cagayan de Oro City. One of the suspects was the one who was caught on CCTV stealing items from a parked car. However, names of the suspects were not mentioned in the press release.
Recovered from the suspects’ possession were four transparent plastic sachets containing white crystaline substance believed to be shabu with an estimated weight of 2 grams and with an estimated street value of Php 13,600 and buy bust money. Also recovered from the suspects were the assorted stolen Hermès brand bags, bank ATMs, bank cheques, two bundles of Php50 and Php20 bills believed to have been taken from their victims, one 9mm caliber pistol with four live ammos, one fragmented hand grenade, and one ice pick.
Police also recovered one unit Suzuki motorcycle color blue without plate number and red helmet which matched the CCTV footage.
The inventory of recovered evidences were witnessed by barangay and media representatives. Both suspects are now in police custody.
Watch again the video below courtesy of Menzie Montes iFM CDO. Always lock your car door when you park even for just a few minutes. As shown in this video, it took only a few seconds for the suspect to get a bag inside a parked car whose owner was just stopping by a store.