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Alleged fake top cop busted in Depok

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, March 14, 2019   /   07:32 am
Alleged fake top cop busted in Depok The Jaguar Team from Depok Police in West Java confiscated thousands of liters of beer and wine. (kompas.com/Alsadad Rudi)

An online motorcycle taxi driver who has dated 20 women since 2016 by allegedly posing as the chief of the Depok Police’s Jaguar Team, a special unit to combat street crime in West Java, was arrested on Tuesday.

The real Jaguar Team’s chief, First Insp. Winam Agus said, the suspect, identified as Tegar, 21, had allegedly been using the fake title since 2016.

"He claimed to be the Jaguar Team chief because of its name. Jaguar sounds cool," Winam said as quoted by kompas.com on Wednesday.

A video of Tegar’s arrest went viral on social media after Winam uploaded it on his Instagram account @winamagus.

To convince the victims, Winam said, the suspect dressed in tactical pants and vests, which held folding knives, a gun and his father’s police identity card.

Tegar also allegedly asked the women to give him money, ranging from Rp 100,000 (US$7) to Rp 1.5 million. However, none of the victims reported him to the police.

“They must be too embarrassed,” Winam said. (ggq)