2 women nabbed for selling stolen motorcycle parts online
MANILA, Philippines — Two women allegedly selling stolen motorcycle parts online were arrested in an entrapment operation launched by the Quezon City police on Thursday.
Police said the operation stemmed from the complaint of call center agent Kient Dave Faustino, who said that his Yamaha Mio parked along Quezon Avenue corner Kitanlad Street in Barangay Doña Josefa in Quezon City was stolen on Thursday.
On the same day, Faustino’s colleague at work told him that motorcycle spare parts were being sold in a social media page. He later found out that a pair of shock absorbers from his vehicle was among those being offered online.
Faustino posed as a buyer of the spare parts and coordinated with the police, who set up the entrapment operation at a shopping mall in Manila on Thursday.
Police seized from suspects, identified as Kristine and Camille Buluran, the shock absorbers from Faustino’s vehicle and a pair of foot pegs.
The suspects will face charges for violation of the Republic Act 10883 or the Anti-Carnapping Law.
Chief Supt. Joselito Esquivel Jr. reminded the public to be vigilant in buying spare parts of vehicles sold online.
“Pinapaalalahanan natin ang ating mga kababayan na mag-ingat at maging aware sa mga bagong modus ng sindikato sa panahon ngayon, dahil pati ang social media ay ginagamit na nila bilang instrumento upang magbenta ng mga nakaw na parte ng sasakyan,” he said on Friday.
(We are reminding the public to be careful and be aware of the new modus of syndicates because they use social media to sell stolen parts of vehicles.)
“Maging mapanuri din tayo sa pagbili lalo na sa mga second-hand spare parts upang maiwasan ang anumang asunto (Let us be vigilant in buying these items, especially second-hand spare parts to avoid these incidents),” he added. /ee
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