Quezon City’s tag as carnapping capital may well be a case of mistaken identity, after all.
According to the statistical report of the Highway Patrol Group, Manila registered the most number of wanted vehicles from January 1 to July 31 with 368 as against QC’s 291.
While both cities posted the highest number of carnapping incidents in July, Quezon City’s number was lower than that of Manila with 64 as against the 84 cases registered in Manila.
The report also indicated that other police districts in the National Capital Region, like Pasig and Marikina, also registered a higher number of carnapping incidents.
“This is a vindication on the part of our city police. All along, for the past seven months, QC has to live with this label as if the city police is doing nothing”, said Mayor Herbert Bautista during a meeting with members of the QC peace and order council.
During the meeting, the Mayor assured QC Police District director P/CSupt. George T. Regis of the city government’s continuing support in the peacekeeping efforts of the QCPD, especially in solving carnapping incidents in the city.
To date, Regis said, the QCPD has been continuously reinforcing its patrol operations to prevent bank robbery and carnapping incidents and has strengthened surveillance capabilities and intelligence network on the identified members of carjacking groups and their modus operandi. Precy/ Ej/ Maureen Quiñones, PAISO