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Teen thieves nabbed by prey after advertising stolen motorcycle on Facebook

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, August 28, 2019   /   05:25 pm
Teen thieves nabbed by prey after advertising stolen motorcycle on Facebook Illustration of motorcycle thief (kompas.com/Abdul Haq)

Two teenagers in Bekasi, West Java, were taken to a local police station on Monday by a man whose motorcycle they allegedly stole and attempted to sell via Facebook.

Bekasi’s Setu Police chief Adj. Comr. Wahid Kei said teenagers, identified only as P., 15, and KA, 14, along with three others who are on the run, stole the motorcycle from S., 23, at his home.

“The victim was looking for information from friends about his motorcycle. At around 8 p.m., S. was told that a [photo] of his motorcycle had been posted on a racing community page on Facebook,” Wahid said on Wednesday.

After receiving the news, S. contacted the owner of the Facebook account and pretended to be interested in buying the motorcycle, kompas.com has reported.

The two sides arranged to meet at a bus stop near Cijengkol Grand Residence, Wahid said, adding that the owner of the Facebook account took along four friends.

The meeting took place at night, about 12 hours after the victim’s motorcycle was stolen on Monday morning.

After S. inspected the motorcycle and confirmed that it was his, he immediately seized it and took the two suspects to the police. The other three fled the scene, Wahid said. (syk)