The Penjaringan Police arrested on Thursday a man suspected of stealing a car on Tuesday by pretending to be an intel member.
Penjaringan Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Rachmat Sumerkar said in a statement on Friday that the suspect hitchhiked and was picked up by the victim.
“The suspect pretended to be an intel member at Kalideres Terminal, where he asked for a ride from the victim. The suspect took over the wheel at some point and took the victim to an inn, where the suspect locked the room from outside and drove off with the car,” said Rachmat as quoted by kompas.com
The victim was rescued by the innkeeper in the morning and reported the incident to the police, when it became known that the car was to be brought to a dealer of stolen goods named Legito in Pandeglang, Banten.
After detaining Legito, the police then arrested the suspect in Kapuk Empang, North Jakarta, on Thursday.
The police have confiscated the car, three vehicle registration papers, two knives and a set of car keys.
The suspect was charged under Article 365 of the Criminal Code on aggravated robbery with a maximum sentence of 12 years in prison, while Legito is charged under Article 408 of the Criminal Code on dealing stolen goods, with a maximum sentence of four years in prison.