Alleged car thief crashes into pole, is nabbed | Inquirer News

Alleged car thief crashes into pole, is nabbed

/ 12:15 AM November 09, 2014

MANILA, Philippines—A man wanted for kidnapping, car theft and other cases was arrested with his live-in partner after their car crashed into an electric post while trying to avoid a police checkpoint in Bohol on Friday.

Tyrone de la Cruz, alleged leader of a criminal group operating in Southern Luzon, was apprehended on the national highway in Barangay Bahi, Alburquerque, Bohol, with his partner, Jean Louise Bitoy.


Senior Supt. Roberto Fajardo of the Philippine National Police’s Anti-Kidnapping Group (AKG), said De la Cruz led a gang involved in kidnapping, carjacking and robberies in Laguna and Cavite.

Fajardo said De la Cruz was arrested by virtue of an arrest warrant issued by a Calamba City court for the August 2013 kidnapping of a Filipino-Chinese couple.


In the arrest warrant, Judge Alberto Serrano of Calamba City Regional Trial Court Branch 92 recommended no bail for De la Cruz, who is charged with kidnap for ransom.

The gang leader and his partner were arrested on Friday at around 3:30 p.m. by the AKG, the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, the Intelligence Group and the Bohol police.

Police flagged down a red Toyota Corolla for inspection, but the sedan sped away, prompting authorities to pursue it.

In an attempt to outrun the policemen, the vehicle lost control and veered off the road hitting an electric post. Julie M. Aurelio


Murder case filed vs cops tagged in summary execution of alleged motorcycle thieves

New antikidnap chief vows to disprove critics

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: AKG, Alburquerque, Anti-Kidnapping Group, Barangay Bahi, Bohol, car thief, Electric Post, Jean Louise Bitoy, Kidnapping, Philippine National Police, police checkpoint, Roberto Fajardo, Southern Luzon, Tyrone de la Cruz
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2021 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.