City police intensifies checkpoint operations

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Friday, August 15, 2014

THE Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) is intensifying its checkpoint operations to arrest robbery suspects on board on motorcycles and other vehicles, Chief Inspector Noel Polines, head of BCPO Operations Branch, said Thursday.

Polines said it has been observed that robbery suspects on board on vehicles continue to operate in the city and some of their victims are foreign nationals.

On Wednesday evening, two Korean nationals were held up by two armed men with a getaway vehicle.


Checkpoint operations will neutralize not only suspects on board vehicles but also snatchers and pickpockets, Polines added.

The BCPO was ordered to conduct checkpoint operations twice a day. The Western Visayas regional police has observed that some of the police stations in Bacolod have failed to conduct checkpoints within their areas of jurisdiction.

Polines said the inspection team of BCPO will monitor the accomplishments of every police station to ensure compliance with said order.

Station commanders who fail to comply with the instruction of Western Visayas police will be sanctioned.

Polines added that station commanders were also reminded to continue to monitor the alleged presence of members of the Ozamiz robbery group in the city.

Although they are still validating the report, they cannot discount the possibility that the Ozamiz robbery group will strike in Bacolod, he said.

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on August 15, 2014.

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