By Kate Javier
Additional “detective” beat patrollers or policemen clad in civilian clothes will be deployed in Caloocan City to apprehend criminals, especially motorcycle-riding assailants, the second top cop of the city police said Tuesday.
Superintendent Ferdinand Del Rosario, city police deputy for administration, said they will increase police visibility in the area to apprehend motorcycle-riding criminals.
Earlier, Del Rosario said beat patrollers in civilian clothes were deployed in the city, especially in its northern part to reduce number of shooting incidents perpetrated by vigilantes.
“They roam around particularly in crime prone areas. We came up with this because when criminals see uniformed police officers, they tend to just leave the area,” Del Rosario explained.
Last week, six masked men onboard three motorcycles robbed two restaurants in the city.
Closed-circuit television footages showed that customers were eating in the restaurants, when the gunmen arrived, declared holdup, and took away belongings from the victims.