Jakarta Globe | December 29, 2012
A 42-year-old man died after being attacked and stabbed in the foot during a holdup of a public minivan in East Jakarta early Saturday morning, police said.
Two men allegedly passing themselves off as street buskers boarded the No. M06A "angkot" public minivan as it drove toward the Gembrong Market, in Jatinegara, East Jakarta, Saturday morning. The men then pulled a folded pocket knife on the passengers, according to an eyewitness report.
“The driver was threatened [and told to] keep going,” Rifki Firmansyah , 17, told the Indonesian news portal tempo.co. “They demanded [cellphones] and wallets.”
One of the men allegedly stabbed 42-year-old Haerudin in the foot during the robbery. Rifki told tempo.co that he and his friends got spooked and jumped from the moving vehicle.
Haerudin was taken to the Indonesian Christian University (UKI) Hospital where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy found several bruises on the man’s head caused by a round object, police said.
Rifki and his two friends suffered minor injuries and were released.
The two robbers are still on the run, Jatinegara Police precinct head Comr. Suminto said,
“[We are] still investigating,” Suminto told the Indonesian news site republika.co.id.
The driver of the angkot was called in for questioning, Suminto said. Officers discovered that he was a teenager not authorized to drive.
“The driver... [was] 16 years old,” Suminto said.
If the two men are found, they will face a maximum of 12 years in jail if convicted.