Carnapping in Bohol Philippines

A suspected bigtime carnapper entrapped by the city police inside the house of a city official is now facing charges at the City Prosecutor's Office.

Charges of carnapping and estafa were filed against suspect John Glen Cadampog, 32, a resident of J.A. Clarin Street , this city, by victims that included City Kag. Edgar Bompat.

Cadampog took at least eight vehicles from four victims. The suspect hired the vehicles for a fee but was actually hunting for unsuspecting buyers.

A total of P700,000 was owed by Cadampog to the vehicle owners including a Kia Rio and a multicab that were already sold to different buyers, police said.

The suspected carnapper was caught in an entrapment operation at the residence of Kag. Bompat along J.A. Clarin St. last Wednesday.

After he was brought to the City Police Station, several victims surfaced including Paterna Taray, Rodrigo Balaba and Nilo Palwa of Balilihan town.

According to Bompat, who owns a fleet of vans and cars for rent, the suspect rented his Mazda and Besta vans for 12 days with an unpaid bill of P39,000.

Taray's multicab was discovered sold in Cebu by the suspect who still owes her P70,000 while Palwa rented out to the suspect his Kia Rio at P1,800 per day since October last year.

It was later known that Palwa's car was sold to Bernardo Alcala, brother of Panglao Mayor Benedicto Alcala, and then afterward sold to Panglao Kag. Benjie Arcamo.

Cadampog also rented three vehicles of Balaba – a Toyota Altis, Nissan Sentra and Toyota Vios. Balaba filed a separate complaint for carnapping at the City Prosecutor's Office.

The suspect is presently detained at the City lock-up jail. - source: Bohol Chronicle