TACLOBAN CITY-Police in Arteche, Eastern Samar arrested an alleged carnapper on June 23.
Authorities identified the suspect as Mark Lito Cerera, 32, single, and jobless.
The victim, a certain Omaimah Matanog, earlier told the police that his vehicle was carnapped in Leyte, Leyte and it could be located in Arteche.
Acting upon the tip from Leyte Municipal Police Station, operatives in Arteche through Police Lieutenant Lysander Camacho conducted an intel-driven operation at Barangay Central in Arteche town which led to the arrest of Cerera, who is a resident of Biliran,Biliran.
Confiscated from Cerera’s possession and control were one white color Toyota Hi-Ace van with plate number VN 8985, one unit Samsung mobile phone GT-E2202, one back pack containing assorted clothes, and personal documents, police said.
The suspect was brought to Arteche Municipal Police station for documentation.