TALAVERA, Nueva Ecija -- A 55-year-old engine mechanic was arrested after he allegedly offered to policemen a stolen motorcycle earlier sold to a townmate.
Police arrested June Francisco, a resident of Barangay San Pascual here, in a follow-up operation late Friday evening after he told police operatives “kung gusto nyo sir sa inyo na lang yang motor na yan (if you want sir, that motorcycle is all yours).”
Supt. Alexie Desamito, town police chief, said the offer was made by the suspect in a follow-up operation by a team of lawmen who earlier flagged down Rodrigo Lagasca, 47, in an anti-criminality checkpoint and failed to present appropriate documents for the motorcycle in Barangay Lomboy here at about 8 a.m. Thursday.
During investigation, it turned out the motorcycle was stolen on Feb. 15, 2015 from its registered owner in Barangay Barraca, Villasis, Pangasinan.
Lagasca identified Francisco as the one who sold him the motorcycle.
A follow-up investigation was made with “suspect Francisco (who) revealed that said motorcycle was not covered with any documents,” police said.
Francisco also admitted it came from Pangasinan, police said.
Both Lagasca and Francisco are facing charges of violation of Republic Act No. 10883 or New Anti-Carnapping Law.
In addition, Francisco is charged with corruption of public official, police said. (PNA)