2 men nabbed for selling stolen car parts

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03:47 PM June 13th, 2013

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June 13th, 2013 03:47 PM

MANILA—An elderly man and his son were arrested for selling allegedly stolen car accessories worth P55,000 in a buy-bust operation early this week in Quezon City.

Elias Teologo, 59, and his son, Mark, 33, of Batulao Street in Barangay (village) Tatalon were collared by policemen who pretended to be interested in buying side mirrors and hub caps.

The Teologos were arrested at the corner of Banawe and Tatalon Streets around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The suspects underwent inquest proceedings for violation of the Anti Fencing Law presided over by assistant city prosecutor Don Ace Mariano Alagar, who recommended the filing of court cases against the two.

La Loma police station commander Superintendent Osmundo de Guzman said the policemen recovered several piles of used car side mirrors and hub caps, all believed to be stolen, worth P55,000 from the suspects.

De Guzman said the Teologos were also selling second-hand car parts without the proper certifications, which was also in violation of the Anti Fencing Law.

Quezon City Police District director Senior Supt. Richard Albano urged car owners not to patronize stolen second-hand parts, which sell for substantially less brand new parts.

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