The Jakarta Post
A head teacher who had just received Rp 111 million (US$7,655) in school operational funds (BOS) in Bekasi, West Java, lost the entire sum to a thief who had apparently targeted her car.
Rita Yulia Ramdani, the headmaster of Harapan Baru III elementary school, said the incident occurred at around 11.30 a.m. on March 18, after she took the money from Bank Jawa Barat (BJB) on Jl. Juanda.
While driving to the school with the money, on Jl. Muchtar Tabrani, Rita noticed that her car tire was flat.
"I decided to go to the nearest tire repair workshop, around 300 meters from where I noticed the tire was flat," Rita explained, as reported by wartakota.tribunnews.com.
She got out of the car to ask the tire repairmen about the problem when someone alerted her to the fact that her bag, containing the money, had just been snatched from the car.
She immediately reported the theft to the North Bekasi Police, and the Bekasi Education Agency.
The police are investigating the case. (sau)