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Police arrest alleged robber in deadly West Jakarta robbery

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, June 14, 2017 | 10:33 pm
Police arrest alleged robber in deadly West Jakarta robbery Family members and relatives of Davidson Tantono, the victim of an armed robbery in Cengkareng, West Jakarta, cry as Davidson's body is taken to a hearse on June 9. (Kompas.com/Ridwan Aji Pitoko)

The Jakarta Police claimed on Wednesday that they arrested the perpetrator behind a deadly robbery at a gas station on Jl. Daan Mogot, Cengkareng, West Jakarta, in which Davidson Tantono, 30, was shot dead at close range. 

 “We have arrested the Cengkareng robber, who is being questioned,” Jakarta Police chief Insp. Gen. Iriawan said on Wednesday night as quoted by kompas.com.

Iriawan did not disclose the identity of the alleged perpetrator, saying that the police would make an official statement after the questioning session.

Davidson died on Friday afternoon after two robbers shot him in the head and fled with his bag carrying of Rp 350 million (US$26,319).

Davidson had reportedly withdrawn the money from a bank in Kebon Jeruk, West Jakarta, before driving to the gas station to check on a flat tire.

Read also: Robbers shoot man in head, flee with millions in West Jakarta

When he got out of the car, the robbers grabbed his bag, which he had placed near the steering wheel. The victim fought the two robbers for control of the bag before getting shot.

Davidson, who ran a cooperative, had withdrawn the money to cover the cooperative’s general expenses and to provide loans to members ahead of Idul Fitri. (fac/dmr)


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