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Armed robberies strike East Jakarta

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, May 18, 2018   /   02:40 pm
Armed robberies strike East Jakarta A string of armed robberies has struck East Jakarta in recent weeks, and though no casualties have been reported, the incidents incurred hundreds of millions of rupiah in losses. (JP/Seto Wardhana.)

A string of armed robberies has struck East Jakarta in recent weeks, and though no casualties have been reported, the incidents incurred hundreds of millions of rupiah in losses.

The most recent attack took place early Friday morning on Jl. Utan Kayu Raya in Matraman, when a group of armed robbers ransacked a minimarket and carried off hundreds of millions rupiah, according to East Jakarta Police chief Sr. Comr. Tony Surya.

“We are currently investigating the case and trying to catch the perpetrators. They were equipped with firearms,” Tony said as quoted by wartakota.tribunnews.com.

Two days earlier, a similar robbery occurred at another minimarket in Cipayung.

Separately, Cipayung Police chief Comr. Aswin said the incident took place at around 4:45 a.m., when two armed robbers reportedly stole around Rp 10 million (US$707).

“After taking the money, the robbers fled the site using a black minibus. There was a witness, but unfortunately he forgot to take note of the car’s license plate number,” Aswin said as quoted by tribunnews.com.

The police have visited both sites and checked the minimarkets’ CCTV footage.

On May 8, a group of armed robbers ransacked a convenience store in Kramat Jati and took off with around Rp 54 million. (vny)