Residents chase, kill petty thief
JAKARTA (JP): A scavenger who attempted to steal clothing and a bicycle was mobbed to death by residents on Jl. Pelita in South Jakarta early Monday morning, a South Jakarta deputy police chief said.
First Lt. Firman Noorsya said on Monday that Sutrisno, 28, was a scavenger who attempted to steal clothing and a child's bicycle from the home of Nursyamsih at Jl. Bintaro Raya No. 3.
"When local residents saw Sutrisno trying to escape with the goods at about 4:30 a.m., they chased Sutrisno to Jl. Pelita, some 500 meters from Jl. Bintaro Raya, and mobbed him to death," Firman said at the South Jakarta Police Station. (ylt)