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Three Peru Nationals Arrested Over Bali ATM Theft

Three Peruvian nationals have been apprehended in Jakarta in a joint operation conducted by police in Sidoarjo and Denpasar, Bali, as quoted from Bali Discovery.

Photo: JP/Zul Trio Anggono

Police arrested Roberto Castro De La Cuba (35), Jose William Salazar Ortiz (37) and Frankho Pizarro Solano (28) at the D’Zire Guest House in Jakarta on Sunday, January 1, 2017.

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Beritabali.com quoted Nyoman Artana, the Deputy Chief of the Denpasar, and Reinhard Habonaran Nainggolan of the Criminal Division of the Denpasar Police Precinct who confirmed the three men were tracked down after a BCA ATM on Jalan Tangkuban Perahu in Denpasar was robbed on Monday, November 28, 2016. Following the theft, the three men fled to Sidoarjo in East Java and subsequently to Jakarta.

Police were able to identify the three foreigners via CCTV recordings and reports of eyewitnesses.

The three men were tracked to their accommodation address in Jakarta where police arrested them in a coordinated raid. Police are also seeking a local man who assisted in the robbery.

In the robbery of the ATM a total of Rp. 200 million was stolen. Police also linked the group to robberies of two other ATMs in which Rp. 400 million was stolen.

The men told police that the money was spent at entertainment spots in Bali and Jakarta.

The three Peruvian entered Indonesia on tourist visas.

Source: balidiscovery.com

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