The Jakarta Post
A member of the National Police’s Mobile Brigade (Brimob) was allegedly assaulted and had his firearm stolen by unidentified men in Cibubur, Ciracas district, East Jakarta.
The incident occurred on Monday afternoon at Cibubur Junction Mall when the police officer, identified as Brig. Lalu Agus Salim, reportedly met with a person identified as Mulyadi, a friend of a man who accused the alleged victim of being involved in a counterfeit money scam.
After meeting at a coffee shop, the alleged victim was reportedly asked to follow Mulyadi to the parking lot in the basement of the mall, where five men allegedly attacked the victim, Ciracas Police chief Comr. Agus Widar said on Tuesday as quoted by tribunnews.com
“The victim was assaulted right in front of a musholla [prayer room] in the basement,” Agus said.
The officer was reportedly attacked again when running to his car to retrieve his firearm. One of the perpetrators reportedly grabbed the firearm.
A witness said the alleged perpetrator tried to pawn the firearm at a shop, but store workers rejected his offer.
East Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Andry Wibowo said all alleged perpetrators had surrendered to the police. (yon)