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Noordin look-alike reported to police office in Mataram

  • Panca Nugraha and Fadli

    THE JAKARTA POST

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MATARAM, BATAM   /   Fri, July 31 2009   /  01:54 pm

With police engaged in an intensive nationwide manhunt for terror suspect Noordin M. Top, a resident of Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara, has reported seeing someone resembling Indonesia's most-wanted man. The 28-year-old informant, from Ampenan in Mataram, claimed Thursday he had seen a man with similar physical characteristics to Noordin - whose pictures have been widely distributed in the wake of the Jakarta hotel bombing - at an Internet cafe in the city on Wednesday night. "At the time, I was playing an online game at the cafe and the man in question sat down beside me," he said told journalists gathered at the Mataram Police headquarters. "He seemed nervous and always avoided looking at me. When using the Internet he wore a headset, and it seemed like he was talking with another person *over the phone*. "His face was like Noordin's, but he was slightly fatter," the m...