By Tracy Cabrera
MANILA – Barely a week in his stewardship of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD), Brigadier General Danilo Macerin’s men scored in the city’s anti-criminality campaign with the death of two unidentified carnappers in an armed encounter with Novaliches Police Station (PS 6) led by Colonel Richard Ian Ang in Barangay San Bartolome, Novaliches.
In an initial statement, Macerin identified the slain suspects as between 30 to 35 years old and 40 to 45 years old, both wearing colored gray long sleeves and black pajamas with one bearing tattoo markings of ‘Antonio’ and ‘Heart’ inscribed on his chest and ‘Bart’.
Two other unidentified suspects managed to escape and is now the subject of a police manhunt for their immediate arrest.
Police reports showed that at around 2:30 in the morning of December 5, 2020, victim Mary Grace Jarqiou, who was on her way home onboard her color black and orange Yamaha Aerox motorcycle, was waylaid by the four unidentified suspects who flagged her down at Goodwill Avenue.
Jarqiou narrated that she was held at gunpoint whilst the suspects forcibly took the victim’s motorcycle and sped-off towards Sauyo Road.
Right after the incident, the victim immediately reported the crime to policemen assigned at Police Station 6, prompting operatives to conduct a follow-up operation.
It was during the operation that the responding operatives spotted two male persons aboard an orange Yamaha Aerox which was suspected to have been carnapped.
However, when the police were about to approach them, the suspects drew their firearms and fired at the responding operatives which resulted in a brief shootout and the death of the two suspects.
Investigators from the QCPD’s Scene of the Crime Operation (SOCO) and Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (CIDU) recovered from the crime scene two caliber .38 revolvers with eight cartridge cases and two fired cartridge cases as well as drug paraphernalia, four sachets of substances believed to be shabu and five caliber 9mm fired cartridge cases.
Macerin commended the policemen who quickly responded to the crime report and likewise lauded the victim for informing the police about the incident.
“This is the result of community’s support to QCPD’s relentless crime prevention and solution despite the challenge of pandemic in our city in line with the directive of acting National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) director Brig. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr.,” the QCPD chief said. (AI/MTVN)