Thief Breaks Into Indonesian Ambassador Dino’s Washington Residence
A thief managed to break into the
official residence of Indonesian Ambassador to the US Dino Patti
Djalal in Washington DC on Sunday, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said
Ministry spokesman Michael Tene told
the Jakarta Globe that the thief entered the house early on Sunday
morning while Dino and his family were asleep on the second floor.
He grabbed some clothing, a tablet
computer and a cell phone, among other things, put them in suitcases
and then fled using an embassy car parked at the house.
Two security guards saw him and tried
to stop him, but he sped away, hitting the gate in the process.
“Police were able to immediately
arrest the thief,” Michael said, adding that everything taken was
Dino, meanwhile, said nobody was
injured and the things taken did not contain any confidential
“My wife and children are still very shocked,” Dino
told Indonesian news portal detik.com on Monday.
He added that local police were still
investigating the incident, including how the thief, identified only
as a Caucasian man, managed to bypass the tight security at the
Police were still heavily guarding
the residence as of this writing.