ONE of two motorcycles supposedly used in the P5 million robbery of 10 M. Lhullier pawnshop managers was tampered with, Lapu-Lapu City police said yesterday.
Insp. William Homoc, chief of the Lapu-Lapu City police's Theft and Robbery Section (TRS), said the red Honda XRM motorcycle bearing plate number KK 6887 had no record with the regional Land Transportation Office (LTO).
The other motorcycle, a blue Honda Wave bike bearing plate number KL 7257 underwent macro-etching on its engine and chassis number by the Philippine National Police (PNP) crime laboratory, Homoc said.
The two motorcycles were found abandoned in sitio Superior, barangay Looc, Mandaue City about 20 meters away from each other last Friday evening.
It was reportedly used by two robbers who stopped the company managers at Manuel L. Quezon, barangay Pusok, Lapu-Lapu City.
The managers who came from the cities of Ozamis and Cagayan de Oro had just arrived from the airport at the time.
Homoc said the blue motorcycle was registered last Oct. 2009. He said it will be turned over to the LTO for tracing.
Homoc said a cartographic sketch of the suspects will be withheld pending further verification.
Homoc said they are fearful that the P250,000 reward money announced by M. Lhullier management for information leading to the arrest of the suspects may only attract people who would volunteer unverified claims in exchange for the money.