The Land Transportation Office on the stolen plates

The Land Transportation Office is doing its best to identify the persons behind the incidents.

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LTO Chief Atty. Roberto “Bobbit” Cabrera ordered the parallel investigation regarding the robbery which took place inside the LTO central office compound in East Avenue, Quezon City.

This, after discovering several piles of plates sheets were found missing after the Holy Week break.

The robbery was discovered Monday morning by an official assigned to the LTO-Plates Plant.

LTO spokesperson Jason Salvador says stolen were plates sheets may be worth million of pesos.

Salvador did not elaborate how the incident occurred, however he described the LTO-Plates Plant is rounded by plenty of uniforms security personnel inside and outside.

Salvador did not give any details pending the ongoing investigation being conducted by the authority.

Aside from the Quezon City Police Department, the LTO also sought the help of NBI to track down persons behind the missing plate sheets

“Ayaw nating mag speculates hayaan natin yung authority na gawin yung trabaho and wait for the result of the investigation tsaka tayo magbigay ng full details, maraming security personnel sa loob at labas at 2 gates ang dinaanan ng mga suspects, malinaw yung order ni Assec Cabrera whoever behind in the robbery they would face the consequences,” Salvador said.

Salvador assured the public that the leadership of LTO is doing its best to identify the persons behind the incidents and eventually file charges against them.

Meantime, Assistant Secretary Cabrera appealed to the public to report to the LTO hotline number, 9219071, or to the police, of any reported selling or trading of plates stolen from the agency.

Cabrera warns that anybody who will be found selling and buying the stolen sheets can be charged criminally based on Anti-Fencing Act.

— From the Land Transportation Office