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Cebu thief yields 14 stolen bikes, shabu

A 42-YEAR-OLD man was arrested by the Cebu City police on Good Friday for possession of shabu and 14 stolen bikes, a report to Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, General Debold M. Sinas said yesterday.

Suspect Osbaldo Cabase alias ‘Junjun’ was arrested following a complaint from one of his latest victims, a 19-year old teenager named Nicole John Esguerra, said the Police Regional Office 7.

Following the complaint, members of the Talisay City Police Station reviewed the CCTV footage from the Talisay City Traffic Operations and Development Authority which enabled them to identify the suspect.

“Hot pursuit operations were immediately conducted that resulted in the arrest of the suspect and the recovery of eight stolen bikes in the afternoon of April 2 in Pardo, Cebu. Two pieces of small rectangular heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu were also recovered from the suspect’s possession,” the PNP chief said.

Sinas said 14 bikes were believed to have been stolen and sold by the suspects to some witting or unwitting buyers who will be facing the prospect of being charged with violation of the anti-fencing law.