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Couple robs cooperative to fund wedding

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, July 30, 2018   /   08:12 am
Couple robs cooperative to fund wedding The police arrested the couple on July 27 in Bekasi, West Java and confiscated Rp 26.4 million (US$1,706) in cash from them. (Courtesy of Serpong Police/-)

A couple, Tri Wahyudi, 22 and Wiwin Winarsih, 19, have been arrested by the police for allegedly robbing a savings and loans cooperative on Jl. Villa Melati Mas, Jelupang, North Serpong, South Tangerang, Banten, to raise money for their wedding.

“On July 25, 2018, the Mandiri Perkasa Savings and Loans Cooperative lost Rp 37,858,000 in a robbery. The suspects are Tri and Wiwin, who are in a relationship,” South Tangerang Police criminal investigation unit head Adj. Comr. Alexander Yurikho said on Sunday, Warta Kota reported.

He said Tri is a former employee of the cooperative. The suspects took advantage of that because Tri knew where the money was stored.

“One of the suspects is a former employee of the cooperative and they took the money in the office’s steel cabinet by prying it open using a screwdriver,” he said.

The cooperative’s treasurer Rahmawati Safitri reported the incident to the Serpong Police when she found out the money in the cabinet was lost and she found scratch marks on the steel cabinet.

Alexander said the police arrested the couple on July 27 in Bekasi, West Java and confiscated Rp 26.4 million (US$1,706) in cash from them.

He said the couple had cancelled their wedding plans and they were charged under Article 363 of the Criminal Code for stealing, with a maximum sentence of seven years in prison. (ami)