The stolen motorcycle, a black Yamaha bearing temporary plate number 1120-3470, is owned by the Manila Memorial Park in Quezon City, and was reported lost in 1999, according to Sr. Supt. Jacinto Tordil, regional director of the Traffic Management Group (TMG).
The motorcycle was placed under nation-wide Traffic Management alarm with number 99-1022-126. It was said to have been stolen in 1999 along 147 del Monte Avenue in Quezon City.
Tordil identified the suspect as David Muhammad Menak, 37, a resident of Mamasapano, Maguindanao. But operatives said they have yet to check whether Menak was behind the theft or he just bought the motorcycle.
Menak, however, will be charged with violations of Presidential Decree 1612 or the Anti-Fencing Law of 1979.
Fencing is the “act of any person, who, with intent to gain for himself or for another, shall buy, receive, possess, keep, acquire, conceal, sell or dispose of, or shall buy and sell, or in any other manner deal in any article, item, object or anything of value which he knows, or should be known to him, to have been derived from the proceeds of the crime of robbery or theft.”
In Kidapawan City, suspected motorcycle thieves stole a Honda Dream motorcycle owned by Benito Fuentespina on Sunday morning, in Barangay Magsaysay.
This is the fourth theft in this city since March this year. (Malu Cadelina Manar/MindaNews)