3 suspected motorbike thieves arrested in Zamboanga del Norte

Dynah Diestro, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 05 2017 11:53 PM

There was almost nothing left of the recovered motorcycle after the suspects sold its parts.

DAPITAN CITY—Three men were arrested for allegedly stealing a motorcycle in Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte during a fiesta celebration in July.

Cousins Aldrin dela Rosa, Arnel Bagon, and Alex Sodario were nabbed by police in Dapitan City after they recovered the stolen motorcycle of Leonardo Flores in Polanco, Zamboanga del Norte.

Police recovered Flores’ motorcycle at Aldrin’s residence but the three denied their involvement.

The suspects claimed that a certain Rodmar delos Santos was the one responsible for stealing the motorcycle.

Flores said he is grateful that the authorities finally found his missing motorcycle but was saddened to see that there was almost nothing left since the suspects sold the parts. 

“The handlebar, telescopic, shock, wheels and carburetor are missing,” said Senior Police Officer 1 Alfred Obnimaga, investigator for the Traffic Division of Dapitan City Police Station.

The three suspects face charges for violation of the Anti-Carnapping Act.