A man on trial for allegedly stealing large sums of cash from an ATM on the Indonesian resort island of Bali fled from court Tuesday by climbing out of a toilet window, police said.
Police say the five would travel around South Bali late at night on motorcycle threatening and robbing their victims, often attacking their victims as gangs.
Two men from the Island of Mudura are now in police custody after being caught by an angry crowd on Jalan Pantai Berawa in North Kuta and in downtown Denpasar after they snatched the handbag of a Czech Republic tourist, Aneta Tvrznikoba (27), on Friday, as quoted from Bali Discovery.
An American man has been arrested for allegedly attacking a security guard at Bali’s infamous Sky Garden club in Kuta.
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According to police, Alfridus Taunais was driving a taxi that picked up Hana and her accompanying family members from in front of the Kartika Plaza Hotel with a request to travel to the Hotel Mega Boutique. After getting underway, the driver tried to persuade his passengers to do an extended tour of the city instead of proceeding directly to the nearby hotel.
North Kuta Police managed to secure two foreigners suspected of card skimming at one ATM located in Canggu Mart, Jalan Batu Mejan, Canggu, Bali.
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.
The Bali Police Command has released crime statistics for 2016.
As reported by NusaBali, the highest levels of criminality were recorded in Denpasar and South Badung where thousands of criminal cases were handled by police, while the lowest rates of crime were recorded in the Police Precinct of Klungkung.
The outgoing chief of the Bali police, Inspector General Sugeng Priyanto, told the press that when seen in general terms, crime rates declined in Bali in 2016. For the period January – December 2016, there were 3,347 criminal cases reported in Bali, down from the 3,740 cases recorded in 2015.
The number of cases solved or before the courts totaled 2,269 leaving 1,078 cases unsolved or still under investigation.
Crime rates for 2016 broken down by precincts and districts in Bali:
Denpasar 1,405 criminal cases
Gianyar 341 criminal cases
Buleleng 308 criminal cases
Badung 228 criminal cases
Jembrana 187 criminal cases
Karangasem 175 criminal cases
Tabanan 152 criminal cases
Bangli 137 criminal cases
Klungkung 131 criminal cases
General Priyanto will leaves his post as Chief of Police in Bali on January 4, 2017, for a supervisory role at the Indonesian Ministry of Manpower.
While theft cases dominated the crime statistics there were 12 homicides in 2016, one less than 2015.