Friday, August 20, 2010

Armed Robbery in Medan

The North Sumatra Police are examining photos of the bank robbery at a CIMB Niaga branch in Medan on Wednesday. (Photo Courtesy Tribunnews.com)  
In recent months, several armed robberies have took place in some parts of Indonesia.

The latest Robbery took place in broad daylight last Wednesday at CIMB Niaga Bank in Medan, North Sumatra, by 16 men carrying M-16 and AK-47 Automatic Rifles, and stole Rp 400 Million.

This is the third time in four months that armed robbers have 'successfully' stole money from banks in Medan

The first one was on 30 April when six armed men robbed Sumut Bank at noon and stole Rp 500 Million.
The second one was on 16 June when four armed men robbed Rp 50 Million Bank BRI at noon.

Some experts said that those armed robberies may have possibly been carried out by terrorists to finance their notorious activities.

I hope that the Police would catch those robbers very soon so that the people in Medan would feel safer.

For details, please read the following articles :
Sumatra Robbers Steal Rp 400m From Bank in Broad Daylight
Expert says Bank Heist May Have Terror Links

Photo : Courtesy of The Jakarta Globe.


4 comments:

colson said...

About one bank robbery each month..

Nothing changed obviously :(. Medan was the first city in Indonesia I visited( ages ago). And within 24 hours someone stole almost 1000 gulden ( € 450) from me.

On the other hand: Medan is a big city. One might expect some serious criminality there. Maybe three major robberies in four months is not that much after all.

H. Nizam said...

Hi Colson,
Some one stole 1000 gulden when you visited Medan as the first city in Indonesia that visited? What a big shame.
The last armed robbery was different because they used automatic rifles similar to that used by armed forces.

zainudin said...

wow so daring.. and they were heavily armed!!..

H. Nizam said...

Zainudin,
Yes very frightening!