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Jakarta Post

Male burglar dons hijab disguise in foiled burglary at women's 'kos'

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, June 18, 2019   /   04:26 pm
Male burglar dons hijab disguise in foiled burglary at women's 'kos' A man disguised as a woman was caught in the act of burglarizing the room of a female nursing student on June 14 in Tangerang, Banten. Police say he was wearing the nursing academy's uniform with complete accoutrements. (Shutterstock/File)

A man disguised as a woman was caught red-handed as he tried to steal underwear and other personal belongings from a female nursing student at a kos (share house) in Tangerang, Banten.

Local residents caught the 28-year-old man, Sulion, dressed as a female nursing student in the act of burglarizing a room at the kos in Karangsari subdistrict, Neglasari.  

Tangerang Police spokesperson Comr. Abdul Rachim said on Monday that Sulion had broke into the room while dressed as a student of the nursing academy.

"He was disguised as a female student and wore [the academy's] uniform, along with accessories and hijab," Abdul said as quoted by

Sulion reportedly broke into the nursing student's room in the kos at 8:30 a.m. and attempted to steal two bags containing underwear, a pair of shoes, a pair of sports pants and a T-shirt. 

Rachim said that the victim was initially not suspicious of Sulion and simply assumed that he was a fellow student at the nursing academy and a resident at the kos

"At first it was thought that the perpetrator was a woman, until the victim lifted the hijab and realized that he was a man. The victim called for help as he was about to flee and nearby residents caught him," he said. 

Sulion is being held at the Neglasari Police station for questioning. (vla)