TheJakartaPost

Please Update your browser

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to get to the download page.

Jakarta Post

Online app driver tied up, thrown out of car by customers

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, April 12, 2018   /   03:15 pm
Online app driver tied up, thrown out of car by customers The East Jakarta Police have arrested two of three customers of a ride-hailing vehicle who allegedly attempted to steal the car and tied up the driver and threw him out of the car at Casablanca cemetery in South Jakarta last week. (Shutterstock/-)

The East Jakarta Police have arrested two of three customers of a ride-hailing vehicle who allegedly attempted to steal the car from the driver by tying him up and throwing him out of the car in a cemetery in the Casablanca area  in South Jakarta last week.

According to the police, the customers, Nurali, Edi and Robby, hailed the vehicle in City Mall Jatinegara, East Jakarta, at 12:30 a.m. on April 4.

Aan, the driver, picked up the passengers, who asked to be taken to Pisangan Lama, near the Cipinang Rice Market in East Jakarta.

Not long after boarding the car, the customers reportedly pointed two knives at Aan.

“The victim was threatened. The perpetrators bound his hands, eyes and mouth with duct tape,” East Jakarta Police crimes unit head Adj. Sr. Comr. Sapta Maulana Marpaung told kompas.com on Wednesday.

The customers then reportedly took the car and threw out Aan at Casablanca cemetery.

Sapta said the perpetrators attempted to take the car to Lampung through Merak Port in Banten.

Aan later reported the incident to the police.

By tracing the car’s global positioning system (GPS), the police found Nurali and Edi at Merak Port. The police are looking for third suspect, identified only as Robby.

The police are investigating the case to discover any network committing such acts. (cal)