Bandung, –During the Covid19 Pandemic, cases of motor vehicle theft have increased in the jurisdiction of the West Java Regional Police
In two weeks, the West Java Regional Police General Criminal Investigation Directorate managed to arrest 249 perpetrators of motor vehicle theft by confiscating newgevidence of dozens of two-wheeled vehicles (R2) and four wheels (R4).
Head of Public Relations of the West Java Regional Police, Kombes Erdi Adrimulan Chaniago, in his statement to reporters on Thursday (4/3/2021) explained that starting from February 22, 2021 to March 2, 2021 in the jurisdiction of the West Java Regional Police, JARAN operations were carried out, with the target of vehicle theft operations. motorized and collectors of the proceeds of Curanmor crime.
“Of the suspects we have arrested, 37 are operational targets and the remaining 212 are non operational targets. Meanwhile, the amount of evidence that we secure is 342 vehicles, consisting of R2 322 units, R4 19 units and R6 one unit, “said Erdi.
The modus operandi used by the suspects, continued Erdi, was to use a T key (astag) and break the lock of a window or house. There is also a plunder or robbery mode using sharp weapons and firearms.
According to Erdi, who graduated from Akpol 1992 (Pratisara Wirya), the perpetrators carried out the most actions between 24.00 and 06.00. Their targets are terraces and rented garages, roadsides and parking lots for public facilities.
“The suspects are charged under Article 363 of the Criminal Code with a threat of 7 years in prison, Article 365 of the Criminal Code with a threat of 9 years, and Article 480 of the Criminal Code for criminals with a threat of 4 years imprisonment,” said Erdi.
Erdi appealed to the public, to people who feel that they have lost their vehicle, they are welcome to come to the local police station. “We will help people who have lost their vehicles, of course, by bringing proof of ownership. We will help to borrow and use it, ”said Erdi.
When compared to 2020, the results of JARAN 2021 operations have increased. The Bogor Polres area is the most prominent in the number of prisons (police reports). Yadi