Anti-carnapping task force re-activated-A A +A
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
THE local police reactivated Tuesday the Anti-Carnapping Task Force (Ancar) to address the rising cases of motorcycle robberies in Zamboanga City.
The order, made by Zamboanga City police officer-in-charge Senior Superintendent Edwin de Ocampo, came after a series of motorcycle robberies have taken place in the city.
The latest victim was Danilo Lactuan, 59, a security guard who was killed on Saturday along J.S. Alano Street just a stone-throw away from the Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) headquarters.
Lactuan was waiting for his wife who was buying fish at the waterfront market when two men appeared and shot him at close range.
The suspects took the newly-bought motorcycle of Lactuan and fled.
De Ocampo said the task force would handle cases involving robbery of vehicles whether motorcycle or four-wheel vehicles in the city.
The ZCPO has formed the task force in 2010 and was deactivated in April of last year. (Bong Garcia)