MANILA, Philippines ? A private tutor was at the wheel of his sibling's brand new sports utility vehicle when armed car thieves attacked and drove away with it in Manila on Sunday morning, the police said.
Fernando Q. Sison, 38, told the anti-carnap section of the Manila Police District that he was driving his sibling's three-week old Mitsubishi Montero when the hijacking occurred at about 8:15 a.m. on the Old Antipolo Street near the corner of F. Huertas Street in Sta Cruz.
He said his three attackers were men and carrying short firearms, although he could not say what caliber.
The desk officer, Police Officer 3 Arlan Alba, who took down Sison's complaint, said the car was registered to the Refamed Research Laboratory Corp., the Cavite-based employer of Sison's sibling, who was not named in the report.
The red Montero did not have a license number pending registration.
?His sibling was still paying for it under a car loan so the registered owner was the company,? Alba told the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
Senior Police Officer 1 Alberto De Guzman issued a voice alarm to all units to find the missing vehicle.
But Alba said the Manila police had not taken action in investigating the case as they were waiting for Sison to produce documentary proof of the car ownership.