Suspected leader of ‘carnap’ group falls

first_imgLucas said the Highway Patrol Group 6was contacted and Vista’s background was further verified. Vista was also a suspect in thestealing of a Toyota Vios in Bacolod City in January of this year. The suspect was caught at around 10a.m. on Saturday for traffic violations (driving a motorcycle without pertinentdocument and not using a helmet). The 62-year-old Rolando Vista was aresident of Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City. He was detained at the BarotacViejo police station. ILOILO City – A suspected leader of arobbery group targeting motor vehicles in Western and Central Visayas regionswas arrested on March 7 in Barangay Poblacion, Barotac Viejo, Iloilo. A background check on Vista wasconducted and the police station learned more – Vista had two standing arrestwarrants for carnappping (criminal case numbers 2019-36571 and 2019-26250) inDumaguete City. One of suspect’s group’s modusoperandi is to rent vehicles from car rental services then sell the vehicles tounsuspecting people. The Barotac Viejo police discoveredafterwards that the motorcycle was stolen in Dumaguete, City. “Akalanamin simple carnapper lang pero leader pala ng carnappinggroup operating in regions 6 and 7,” said Lucas. According to Police Colonel PaulKenneth Lucas, Iloilo police director, Vista was also using the name “AlexLucena”.  Vista could not be reached for commentas of this writing./PNlast_img

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