Men rob Rp 60m from Jakarta Alfamart
Four armed robbers stole Rp 60 million (US$6,400) from an Alfamart minimarket on Jl. Otista III in Jatinegara district, East Jakarta, early on Friday in another case of rampant minimarket robberies.
The Jatinegara Police said they knew about the robbery, which took place at 3:41 a.m. only after receiving a call from a minimarket employee later at 4:30 a.m., kompas.com reported.
Police said the four robbers, armed with pistols and meat cleavers, arrived in a car, entered the store and immediately threatened the store's employees, Lutfi Riyandika, 23, Dani Farid, 28, and Reza Eka, 22, with their weapons.
The robbers tied the employees’ hands and feet using shoe laces and cables and kept them in a another room workers usually used to take a rest, police said.
Fearing for their lives, the employees handed the robbers the key to the store's safety deposit box and gave them two cellphones, police said. (png/mtq)