YOGYAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – The Banguntapan Police Station, Bantul Regency, Yogyakarta, secured Deny Eko Yunianto (34), a resident of Bogor, West Java, for stealing money and property belonging to his date, Tuesday (02/12/2019). Everyday Deny works as an “online” taxi driver.

The victim with the initials AS (28) who was still a student was reported to the Banguntapan Police Station.

Iptu Police Chief of the Criminal Investigation Unit of the Police of Banguntapan, said AS, the Jagakarsa citizen, had only met the perpetrators for the first time.

They both got acquainted on social media. After getting acquainted, the AS and Deny agreed to meet on Friday (01/20/2019).

“The victim met for the first time with the perpetrators, and both of them were together in a hotel in the city of Yogyakarta. After meeting they planned to go around Yogyakarta,” Ryan told reporters at the Banguntapan police station on Thursday (2/14/2019).

They drive around using a car. When passing on South Ringroad Road, Jaranan Village, Banguntapan District, Bantul, the car suddenly stopped.

The perpetrator claimed there was a problem in the car tire. The victim came out to see the condition of the tire. However, the perpetrators immediately fled to escape the belongings of the victims.

The victim’s bag containing one cellphone, Rp. 5 million in cash, vehicle documents, ATM card and ID card were taken away by Deny. The victim then reported the case to the Bantul police station.

The perpetrator was arrested on Jalan Imogiri Barat on Tuesday. The perpetrator who works as an online taxi driver everyday claims to have observed the victim’s luggage while dating.

Because knowing the victim brought enough cash, then he wanted to steal the victim’s bag by leaving it on the side of the road.

“From the confession of the suspect, the stolen money has been used up to meet daily needs,” he said.

The perpetrator was snared Article 362 of the Criminal Code concerning theft with the threat of a seven-year prison sentence.