A thief was beaten by an angry mob on Monday afternoon at Echo Beach, Canggu, Bali. Identified as Roni (26), the man allegedly stole I Nyoman Sudira (64) brown bag that contained Rp 1 million of cash and six silver rings worth millions of rupiah at Warung Mandira Surf stay, Jl. Linjong on Sunday, Tribun Bali reported.
Witness on the beach says, Roni was spotted around Echo beach when suddenly one of the people shouting he is a thief and people started to chasing him.
“It was about 2:30 pm, the perpetrator went into the middle of the sea when in pursuit by the witness. The witness chased him into the sea,” quoted from Bali Coconuts.
There was two foreign people on the beach who tried to help Roni from angry mob at first, because they didn’t know the prepetrators is a thief.
“The foreigners initially wanted to help because they didn’t know the perp was a criminal. However, when they were told he was a criminal, they brought the perp to the beach,” the bystander added.
North Kuta Police came to the beach to bring in Roni.
Evidence was later confiscated from Roni in the form of one Vario Techno STNK, the victim’s identity card, two ATM cards, some cash equaling about Rp 1 million, and the six silver rings, Bali Coconuts added.