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Jakarta Post

Teens use machete to threaten taxi driver in broad daylight

  • Eny Wulandari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, February 1 2010   /  11:32 am

Two teenagers, identified as Sym and Rn, robbed a taxi driver on Saturday afternoon after pretending to be regular customers. The boys, both aged 17, stopped the taxi on Jl. Ahmad Dahlan, Depok. After hailing the taxi, one of boys held a machete to the driver’s neck and demanded he give them money.They got away after taking Rp 200,000 (US$21) from the driver and leaving a scar on his right cheek.  
The Beji Sector Police managed to arrest them on the same day and handed the case to the women and children’s service unit at the Depok Police because the two boys are underage. The police have charged them with Articles 365 of the Criminal Code on violent theft, which carries a maximum of 15 years in jail. They are currently being detained at Cimanggis Detention Center.The head of the criminal unit at Depok Police, First Insp. Bambang Parjianto, said that poverty was a major facto...