The Jakarta Post
A theft suspect who allegedly killed an app-based ojek (motorcycle taxi) passenger, Warsilah, in Cempaka Putih, Central Jakarta, turned himself in to the police on Sunday.
The suspect was escorted by his uncle, Edi Kusbandi, to the Jagakarsa Police in South Jakarta on Sunday after having reportedly expressed fear over the police’s shoot-on-sight policy targeted at theft suspects.
The police identified the suspect as 27-year-old freelance driver Sandi Haryanto, said South Jakarta Police crime unit chief Sr. Adj. Comr. Stefanus Tamuntuan.
“Following the theft attempt on Sunday, July 1, the suspect fled his home in Cakung, East Jakarta,” he said as quoted by wartakota.tribunnews.com.
During the police’s manhunt, Sandi went into hiding at his uncle’s residence in Jagakarsa, South Jakarta, he added.
“There, he became anxious and paranoid since the police were searching for him,” Stefanus said. “His uncle then suggested that he turn himself in.”
CCTV footage that went viral appears to show Warsilah falling from a moving motorbike as she clutches her bag to prevent the suspected thief from snatching it. (rfa/wit)