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Greater Jakarta: Burglar caught by homeowner

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, June 13 2018   /  01:26 am

A homeowner and his neighbors have caught a man allegedly in the act of robbing a house in the Pondok Timur Indah residential complex of Bekasi, West Java.

According to the police’s investigation, the suspect, identified only as I, attempted to rob Imam Santoso’s house as he believed Imam and his family had left for their hometown.

“The homeowner had actually just gone out to visit a relative in the city,” Bantar Gebang Police chief Comr. Siswo said as quoted by tempo.co, on Monday. “When he got home, he was surprised to find a strange person in his house.”

Imam called out to his neighbors, who quickly arrived and tackled the suspected burglar, who surrendered immediately.

Siswo said the police apprehended another suspect, identified only as EF, at his rental house in Bantar Gebang, for allegedly planning the burglary. The police also seized two d...