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Two Malaysians arrested over Tangerang jewelry heist

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, July 11, 2019   /   04:57 pm
Two Malaysians arrested over Tangerang jewelry heist Tangerang Police chief Sr. Comr. Sabilul Alif and his subordinates give a press conference on the Balaraja jewelry shop robbery on Thursday. Sabilul said two suspects, Malaysian nationals, had been arrested by Malaysian police. (kompas.com/Verryana Novita Ningrum)

Tangerang Police say two Malaysian nationals were behind the jewelry shop robbery in Balaraja, Tangerang regency, on June 15.

The suspects were identified as Muhammad Nazri Fadzil Rahman, 26, and Muhammad Nur Iskandar, 24.

The Tangerang Police tracked them down through a car rental shop. The vehicle believed to have been used in the crime led the investigators to a car rental outlet in Penjaringan, North Jakarta, where they got their identities.

The suspects made off with 6 kilograms of gold worth Rp 1.6 billion (US$113,745).

They have reportedly been arrested in Malaysia after Tangerang Police coordinated with Malaysian police.

“Following a long investigation process here, we coordinated with Malaysian police on July 2 and questioned the suspects there [on July 4],” Tangerang Police chief Sr. Comr. Sabilul Alif said on Thursday as quoted by kompas.com.

According to Sabilul, the two suspects admitted that they had robbed the jewelry shop on June 15 and a gas station on June 14, where they took Rp 4.69 million in cash.

In both of the crimes, the perpetrators pointed guns at the shop attendants.

They were put behind bars in Malaysia, because, according to Sabilul, they had also robbed gas stations in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor after coming back from Indonesia.

“Since they have returned to their home country, we must respect diplomatic rules between the two countries,” Sabilul said. (bry)