Eleazar wants more cops in streets to curb holiday crimes

By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan

November 1, 2021, 2:32 pm

<p><em>(File photo courtesy of PNP)</em></p>

(File photo courtesy of PNP)

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday directed all units to enhance visibility and patrol activities to prevent a spike in street crimes during the holiday season.

“I am directing all police units nationwide to sustain enhanced visibility and anti-crime patrols in areas where street criminals are known to frequently strike,” said PNP chief, Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, in a statement.

This came after two suspects were nabbed in Manila on Sunday for allegedly snatching a bag of a woman who was walking along Magsaysay Boulevard and Lacson Avenue in Barangay 420.

The victim, who happens to be a Sangguniang Kabataan (Youth Council) chairperson in Infanta, Quezon, was hurt in the incident when she was dragged along by the motorcycle-riding suspects as they grabbed her bag last October 28.

Police officers deployed at the Manila North Cemetery nabbed the motorcycle-riding suspects after noticing they are not wearing helmets and their motorcycle do not have a license plate.

Eleazar also reminded the public to exercise caution and always be aware of their surroundings to avoid becoming a victim of petty crimes. (PNA)