Police were awaiting him at the place where he had been supposed to meet with the owner.
Some burglars simply aren’t the brightest. Rian Hidayat, a bike burglar in the city of Palembang, South Sumatra, recorded a bicycle he stole about the Facebook marketplace to create a fast buck. What he didn’t believe was that the guy he stole it from could see his post.
Andika, the bicycle’s first proprietor who goes by one name, started browsing the internet in an effort to catch the thief selling his property. It didn’t take long for him to locate his bike on the Facebook marketplace, after which he decided it was payback time.
After requesting the authorities to accompany him on his rendezvous to”purchase” the bike from Hidayat, Andika consented to fulfill with the burglar on a bridge three days after it had been stolen. Andhika had worked together with the authorities to ensure the motorcycle on Facebook was really his, as identified by the shocks and rims in the Facebook photos. He was immediately detained for allegedly selling stolen merchandise on Facebook.
“We arrested Hidayat while he was awaiting the owner of the bike. Hidayat confessed to having acquired the stolen bike out of his accomplice, identified only by the name Iyan,” Yenni Diarty, head of local authorities, told CNN Indonesia.
In July 2019, a similar incident happened in North Sumatra, where another motorcycle thief, Anggi, who also goes by a single name, recorded his loot within an online marketplace. The guy he stole it out of saw the list and also decided to pretend to be an enthusiastic buyer and establish a meeting.
Unlike Andhika, who telephoned the police, Simamora instead took matters into his own hands and summoned his buddies to beat Anggi up at a display of vigilantism.
Stealing someone else’s property is 1 thing, but openly list the most stolen goods in a local marketplace until the dust settles? They definitely had it coming.