Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increase in Small Crimes Near the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta

On Thursday, September 14, 2017, the U.S. Embassy has received reports of an increase in small crimes in close proximity to the Embassy in Jakarta.  The incidents occurred during working and/or daylight hours.  While the victims were not physically injured, they were robbed of personal items.

The Embassy would like to remind U.S. citizens to be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

  • Never display cash or jewelry, and do not carry large amounts of cash or valuables.
  • Walk with your purse or wallet away from the street side, and stay as far as possible away from the street and motorcycle traffic.
  • When using elevators be cognizant of those on the elevator with you; if you feel unsafe, exit immediately and contact building security.
  • Avoid parking your car or bike in dimly lit areas.  Avoid walking to your car alone and have your keys readily available.
  • If attacked, surrender your purse, wallet, or valuables.  Remember, no item is more valuable than your well-being!

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