Man Critically Injured in Attempted Robbery in East Jakarta

A 21-year-old man was critically injured in an attempted robbery in Jakarta, highlighting the need for improved public safety measures to address street crime.

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Man Critically Injured in Attempted Robbery in East Jakarta

Man Critically Injured in Attempted Robbery in East Jakarta

A 21-year-old man named Achmad Adrian Firmansyah was stabbed and critically injured during an attempted robbery in Jalan Pulobuaran, Pulogadung Industrial Estate, Cakung District, East Jakarta on Monday night, April 22, 2024. The victim was with his girlfriend when they were targeted by four perpetrators on two motorcycles.

According to police reports, the perpetrators attempted to steal the victim's girlfriend's cellphone. When Firmansyah tried to safeguard the device from being stolen, one of the assailants stabbed him in the fingers and stomach. The victim suffered severe injuries and was rushed to the hospital by a security officer who heard his girlfriend screaming for help.

The perpetrators managed to flee the scene with Firmansyah's cellphone. Authorities from the Cakung Police Headquarters are currently investigating the case and searching for the suspects involved in the violent robbery attempt.

Why this matters: The incident highlights the ongoing issue of street crime and the need for increased public safety measures in Jakarta. It also underscores the risks that individuals face when resisting armed robbers, even when trying to protect their property.

In a statement to the media, a spokesperson from the Cakung Police said, "We are actively pursuing leads to identify and apprehend the perpetrators responsible for this heinous act. We urge the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities to help prevent such crimes." Firmansyah remains in critical condition as he receives treatment for his wounds sustained during the attempted robbery.

Key Takeaways

  • 21-year-old man stabbed during attempted robbery in East Jakarta
  • Victim tried to protect girlfriend's phone, suffered severe injuries
  • Perpetrators fled with victim's phone, police investigating the case
  • Incident highlights need for increased public safety measures in Jakarta
  • Victim remains in critical condition as he receives treatment