Alleged motorcycle thieves posing as police officers arrested in C. Jakarta
The Jakarta Post
The Central Jakarta Police arrested on Monday two suspected motorcycle thieves, AF, 30, and MM, 34, who had allegedly posed as police officers to trick their victim, Arief Nurachman.
Central Jakarta Police chief Sr. Comr. Roma Hutajulu said Arief had been driving on Jl. Pramuka when AF and MM signaled him to pull over.
"The suspects, acting as officers, allegedly accused Arief of possessing narcotics," Roma said as quoted by kompas.com.
They allegedly ordered Arief to get into their minivan.
AF then reportedly rode away on Arief’s motorcycle, while MM took the wheels of the minivan and drove off with Arief still inside.
Upon realizing that he had been deceived, Arief began crying out for help, causing MM to allegedly panic and attempt to choke him while driving at high speed.
"He lost control of the car and crashed into a sidewalk. Arief continued shouting, alerting residents who freed him and grabbed hold of MM while others vandalized the car," Roma added.
MM was arrested on the scene and AF was detained soon after.
The pair currently are currently being held at the Central Jakarta Police's detention center for further investigation. (vla)
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