Bali tourist’s cell phone snatched while using Google Maps in Kuta

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Right here’s one more cautionary story for vacationers to watch out whereas roaming the streets of Bali. 

A home vacationer on a bike had her cellular phone stolen whereas she stopped to search for a fuel station utilizing Google Maps. 

Fortunately, the 2 perpetrators, KA and IGB, have been arrested by the Bali Police just lately. In an announcement launched right this moment, Bali Police Crime Unit Deputy Chief Suratno stated the crime happened on Could 23 on Petitenget Avenue in Kerobokan, North Kuta.

The sufferer was recognized by her initials, SA, and he or she was driving the bike along with her good friend, a British citizen whose title was not revealed by the authorities.

“Through the trip, the sufferer opened Google Maps to find a fuel station, and out of the blue was approached from behind by unknown people,” Suratno stated.

The 2 suspects snatched SA’s telephone with such a power that she was nearly knocked off her bike. They instantly fled the scene regardless of the sufferer’s efforts to chase them.

SA stated she was traumatized by the incident and suffered IDR19 million (US$1,286) in losses.

The police lastly managed to trace down KA and IGB and arrested them earlier this week on Kresek Avenue in Kuta. Throughout interrogation, they confessed that additionally they dedicated muggings in 10 totally different places. 

Below Indonesian regulation, KA and IGB might every face a most of 12 years behind bars for theft.

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