Carnapper traced on the GPS of his victim’s phone

September 9, 2022

A carnapper was nabbed after taking even the cell phone of his victim who, unbeknownst to him, had a global positioning system (GPS) that pointed to his location in Caloocan City, Thursday afternoon.

According to the report of the Northern Police District (NPD), the suspect, identified as Mark Chris Oliva Huttala, was nabbed along Quirino Highway, Pangarap Village, while his accomplice, identified only as Rogie, escaped.

This was after the victim, Alex Roberto Ursal Tiro, 53, an online ride-hailing app driver, complained that his black Suzuki Cias was stolen.

The suspects took advantage of Tiro’s stop to transfer the money from his online wallet app to his bank account and forcefully boarded the said vehicle.

One of the thieves positioned himself behind the victim and pointed a knife at his neck, while the other armed with a gun, stood next to the victim in front of the car and moved Tiro to the back.

The gunman grabbed the steering wheel and headed to San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, and forced the victim down in Rosana Heights, San Jose del Monte, the fled.

The suspects were unaware that the police had tracked their whereabouts in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, through the GPS of the victim’s cell phone, which the they also forcibly taken from the victim.

Arriving at Evergreen Subdivision in Brgy. Gaya-Gaya, San Jose del Monte, the victim saw the suspects walking as if nothing had happened, but when the suspects spotted the police, they ran quickly, after the chase, Huttala was caught but the other was eventually escaped.

Hutalla did nothing but to confess to the crime and and pointed the location of the stolen vehicle, which was found in Crispulo St., Mountain Heights, Brgy. 180, Caloocan City.

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