TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Jakarta Tebet Sector Police arrested four minors on suspicion of theft while picking up the victim’s motorcycles and cellphones in Manggarai, south Jakarta. They committed the crime with the help of an adult identified as an MRA.
“Four suspects are minors, their ages vary from 16 to 17 years old. Only one 18-year-old suspect, ”said Tebet sector police chief, Comr. Alexandre Yurikho on Wednesday September 8.
The group committed the mischief Sunday, September 5 in Manggarai, riding motorcycles and searching for victims who were seen alone.
After finding the target, MRA pointed a knife at the victim, while others took the victim’s belongings. “The mastermind behind the act is the 16-year-old suspect,” Alex said.
Following the victim’s report, police investigators acted quickly and arrested the group last Monday at a hotel in central Jakarta. At the time of the raid, they were with four underage women.
The police discovered during an investigation of the suspects’ cell phones that they were also involved in cases of child prostitution online. The five suspects were charged with article 365 of the Criminal Code concerning robbery with a maximum sentence of nine years in prison.
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