Inspector Elias Dandan, police chief of Pikit, identified the suspects as Omar Gandal, Landy Boy Etang, and Ricky Arellano Napa, all residents of Barangay Bagumbayan in Malalag.
Dandan said the suspects were about to turn over to their prospective buyer in barangay Ladtingan in Pikit a stolen black Kawasaki motorcycle.
Instead of the would-be buyer, it was Dandan and his men who showed up in the place where the payment and the turnover of the vehicle were supposed to take place.
The suspects, the police official said, could not present proof of ownership.
When the police checked the motorcycle they found out the chassis and engine numbers had been tampered.
On Monday, Dandan turned the suspects over to Malalag police. (Malu Cadelina Manar/MindaNews)