Police fatally shoot alleged thief behind deadly E. Jakarta mugging
The Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Police fatally shot on Thursday evening a man who was allegedly involved in a deadly robbery in Cempaka Putih, East Jakarta, earlier this month.
The suspect, identified as Udin, 20, reportedly attempted to evade arrest in Marunda, North Jakarta.
Police believe he aided Sandi Haryanto, 27, in snatching the belongings of Warsilah, 37, as she was riding on the back of an ojek (motorcycle taxi) on July 1.
CCTV footage of the incident showed Sandi pulling up alongside Warsilah on his own motorcycle and roughly pulling on her bag, causing her to fall off her vehicle. She died on the scene after suffering a severe head injury.
After his arrest, Sandi told investigators that he and Udin had worked together in targeting Warsilah, Jakarta Police general crimes unit chief Sr. Comr. Nico Afinta said on Friday.
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Udin’s reported role was to slow down the ojek with his motorcycle, giving Sandi the opportunity to grab the victim’s bag.
Nico added that the two suspects usually worked with an accomplice named Roji, who is currently still at large.
Udin was a recidivist who was released from prison in April.
“But in June, Udin began committing crimes again with Sandi and Roji in East and Central Jakarta,” Nico said as quoted by kompas.com. (vny/wit)
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