AUTHORITIES arrested a Chinese national and his two Filipino cohorts involved in redeeming impounded vehicles from an accredited towing service using fake documents Wednesday evening in Parañaque City.
Parañaque Police Chief P/Col. Renato Ocampo said the suspect, one Chinese national, and his two Filipino accomplices were all charged with the carnapping offense before the Parañaque City Prosecutor’s Office.
In a report to Southern Police District (SPD) Director P/Brig. Gen. Kirby John Kraft, Ocampo said the suspects went to an MMDA (Metropolitan Manila Development Authority) accredited towing service company located along Lopez Ave., San Isidro, Parañaque and asked for the release of one Mitsubishi Pajero, which was impounded for traffic violation using bogus documents.
However, they were identified by a staff of the towing company since they had already redeemed two other vehicles, a Mitsubishi Montero and Lexus sedan, last November 4 and 6 from the same towing service using fake papers, prompting the complainant to seek police assistance.
A follow-up operation was conducted by police that resulted in the arrest of the suspects along Eddie Boy Compound, Bgy. San Isidro at around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Police recovered one gray Mitsubishi Montero along Woodville Residence, Brgy. Merville, while the metallic 2011 Lexus Sedan was recovered at Old Nayong Filipino Complex in Pasay City.
Both vehicles, which were impounded for traffic violations, were released to the suspects using alleged falsified documents.