Teenager Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Neighbor’s Motorcycle in Las Piñas

Cops Arrest Teenager for Allegedly Stealing Neighbor’s Motorcycle

The police authorities arrested a male teenager for allegedly stealing his neighbor’s motorcycle in Las Piñas City.

A delivery rider in Las Piñas City had his stolen motorcycle returned to him early Thursday morning (June 1, 2023), thanks to the swift arrest of a 17-year-old male suspect who happened to be his neighbor.

The CCTV footage captured at the victim’s house shows the teenager suspect and his friends lurking around the vicinity at around 2 a.m. They meticulously surveyed the area before the suspect quickly snatched the motorcycle and fled the scene, while his friends boarded a pedicab and headed in another direction.


The following morning, when the owner of the motorcycle, Alvin Canillo, emerged from his home to begin his work as a delivery rider, he discovered that his motorcycle was missing.

“Nakuha sa mismong tapat ng bahay ng complainant. Naka-park yung kaniyang 110cc na motor. Ngayon, siyempre, meron na din drive ang complainant, mag-review, magtanong muna at i-review ang CCTV. So ang ginawa ng tao, binalikan ang CCTV, ni-review niya, nakilala niya ngayon ang suspect. Ang suspect, menor de edad,” said Las Piñas Police Chief P/Col. Jaime Santos.

Canillo promptly reported the incident to the local barangay authorities. The stolen motorcycle was eventually found outside a fast-food chain near the victim’s house, following the intervention of the Las Piñas Police.

Bilang ako talaga, as a rider po, kadikit na po talaga namin ang motor, kasama na po talaga namin sa araw-araw. Yun po ang business namin. Kung wala po ang motor, wala po ang negosyo, walang pera ang kumikita sa akin,” Canillo said.

According to barangay tanod Julieta Valderrama, the suspect has a known history of theft and has been involved in other complaints within their community.

“May ilan na din nagrereklamo sa kaniya nung bata pa siya. Nakarating nga kami sa kaniya kasi nga nagkaproblema. Minsan, nasama siya sa motor na nawala daw dito na kulay itim. Pinuntahan namin, tinanong namin. Hindi daw siya. Pero nahuli sila noon. Minsan, nakapasok na ‘yan sa Bahay Pag-asa,” Valderrama stated.

The suspect is now facing charges of carnapping, and the victim, Canillo, is determined to pursue the case.

The suspect is currently in the custody of the Las Piñas Police. As he is a minor, he will be placed under the care of the City Social Welfare at the Bahay Pag-asa.

The Las Piñas Police are urging parents to guide their children properly to prevent them from getting involved in criminal activities.

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