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2 carnappers nabbed in LU

SAN FERNANDO CITY, LA UNION – After a hot pursuit by three municipal police stations, two suspected carnappers were arrested and detained in San Fernando City police station.

The two suspects who were trying to escape with a white Nissan SUV were caught after the coordination and pursuit of police stations of Caba, Agoo, and Sto. Tomas, all in La Union, on Nov. 5, 2017, Sunday.

Senior Inspector Antonio Marzan Jr., SFC police investigator, identified the suspects as Ren L. Tiñana III, 30, the driver, single and a resident of Vicente Cruz, Sampalok, Manila, and his passenger Maricel M. Hipolito, 56, married and a resident of Santa Teresita, Taal, Batangas.

Initial investigation revealed that about 10:50pm of the same day, vehicle owner Jackie C. Palabay, 38, married and a resident of barangay Carlatan, this city, came to the Provincial Investigation Detection and Management Branch at Camp Diego Silang to report that her white Nissan Juke with plate number OX 0069 was stolen.

Marzan said that Tiñana tried to rent the car from Palabay using the name Reynaldo S. Mendoza.

The police investigator revealed that the suspects had several government identifications with different names and addresses.

The vehicle was pursued by coordinated municipal police stations until it was captured by the personnel of Agoo police at about 11pm due to Palabay’s vehicle GPS tracker.

There are several scratches and a minor damage in front of the vehicle due to being bumped in an electric post along the national highway of Namboongan, Santo Tomas, La Union.

Suspects were arrested and turned over to San Fernando City police station for proper disposition.

The suspects were planning to pawn the vehicle to pay a debt in a casino in Manila.

The suspects are now subjected for inquest proceedings by Deputy City Prosecutor Irene A. Cortez-Corpuz of the City Prosecutor’s Office for violation of section 3 of RA 10883 or Anti-Carnapping Act of 2016. ERWIN BELEO / ABN