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Two more arrested in Pondok Indah robbery, hostage case

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, September 8, 2016   /  12:22 pm
Two more arrested in Pondok Indah robbery, hostage case Dozens of police officers surround a house in which two robbers hold four hostages in a Pondok Indah housing complex in South Jakarta on Sept. 3. (Antara/Hafidz Mubarak A)

Police have arrested two more suspects while one remains at large, following the discovery of a car allegedly used to drop off two suspects at the home in which they stand accused of taking its residents hostage and robbing in Pondok Indah, South Jakarta, last Saturday.

The three suspects have been identified only as RHN, HS and HAS, said Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Corm. Awi Setiyono in Jakarta on Thursday, adding that RHN and HS were arrested in Cilegon, Baten, while SAS was reportedly in his hideout in Tangerang.

“After we found the car on a roadside, we arrested RHN and HS in Cilegon at 5:30 p.m. [on Wednesday]. We are still hunting down another suspect,” said Awi as reported by kompas.com.

HS was not a target of the police operation, Awi said, but was arrested because he had been accused of hiding RHN, who allegedly drove the two alleged robbers and hostage takers – AJS and SU --, who were arrested after surrendering to the police, following an hours-long standoff.

The police are also investigating the relationship between homeowner Asep Sulaiman and AJS. The latter of the two was reported to have been previously employed as security personnel for an oil company in which Asep was a member of its executive board.

A police officer said last week that AJS had requested that the police give protection to her husband. No further details were given about the relationship between AJS and Asep. (bbn)

 

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