(Metro News) Lim directs MPD to frame measures to reduce street crimes in Manila

September 12, 2010 11:35 pm 

MANILA, Sept. 12 — Manila Mayor Alfredo S. Lim directed the Manila Police District (MPD) to frame measures this early to prevent crimes from increasing during the so-called “ber months” in the city.

Lim held a meeting with all MPD station commanders and key police officials to discuss actions to be undertaken now that the Yuletide season is fast approaching.

The mayor reminded the police officials to double up their efforts to address crimes that range from robbery-holdup, theft incidents, snatching to even bank and public utility vehicle robberies.

Among the police officials who attended the meeting presided over by Lim included MPD deputy chief Senior Supt. Alex Gutierrez, intelligence chief Supt. Ernesto Fojas,and Supts. Jojo Rosales, Ernesto Tendero and Ernesto Barlam.

Lim reiterated the need to put additional personnel on streets to increase police visibility, especially in view of the recent string of crimes involving the holdup of a bank and a commuter bus.

“This is the onset of the Yuletide season and sadly, it is also the time when crimes, especially those against property, is expected to go up,” Lim said.

At the same time, the mayor also called on the public to be vigilant and keep their valuables safe, especially when going to crowded areas.

He also advised commuters to avoid wearing unnecessary jewelry that would attract the attention of criminal elements while commuting or shopping especially in crowded areas.

Lim cited the case of a seaman who was shot dead by two motorcycle-riding men during a robbery incident. (PNA) RMA/JES


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