The Jakarta Post
The North Jakarta Police have arrested two alleged purse snatchers, Tri Apriyanto, 22, and Ahmad Apriyani, 25, whose attempt to flee the scene of the crime was cut short by the notorious Jakarta traffic.
The alleged victim, Rohenah, was riding her motorcycle along Jl. Pantai Indah Timur in Penjaringan, North Jakarta, when the pair drove alongside her and reportedly snatched her bag, according to police.
“After that, witnesses tried to chase them down,” North Jakarta Police chief Sr.Comr. Reza Arief Dewanto said on Tuesday as quoted by wartakota.tribunnews.com.
One of the witnesses was a police officer who caught up with the alleged thieves as got stuck in traffic.
Police have seized the handbag, which contains a mobile phone, and the alleged perpetrators’ motorcycles as evidence.
The two men were taken to Penjaringan Police station for further investigation. They are charged under Article 363 of the Criminal Code on theft, which carries a punishment of up to seven years in prison. (wnd)