Carjacking victims form anti-carnapping vigilante group

(SPOT.ph) Carjacking victims, their relatives, and members of the Volunteers against Crime and Corruption (VACC) have come together to form the group Vacnappers or Vigilantes Against Carnappers, reports ABS-CBN News. The group is spearheaded by Boy Evangelista, father of car trader Benson Evangelista, who was killed then burned after a suspected carjacking.

 

According to a GMA report, the task force will provide a database for car owners, which would allow for networking and provide better contact with authorities. Vacnappers also made a hotline (0908-885-8138/ 341-2854) available in case of emergencies.

 

VACC president Dante Jimenez said the measure was initiated since "the government could hardly solve this problem." The Philippine National Police, however, said that the number of car-napping cases this year has been greatly reduced. A record of 1,160 car-jacking incidents occured during the first half of 2010 while only 460 cases were documented from January to June of this year.

 

For more on this story, log on to ABS-CBN News and GMA News.

 

Click on the photo to watch ABS-CBN’s report on Vacnappers

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