Police in Bali have arrested two foreigners accused of breaking right into a villa and robbing the occupants of their money and digital belongings.
The victims, a married couple in Italy, had been staying at a villa in Kuta. At round 3am on Dec. 11, the spouse heard a loud bang and woke as much as discover her husband tied up by 4 masked robbers.
The robbers took the victims’ telephones, together with one which contained their bitcoin. They assaulted the husband as they demanded entry to his crypto pockets, whereas threatening to harm his spouse.
“And if he didn’t inform them [the password], the perpetrators stated they might kill the spouse and held a knife in opposition to her neck. The sufferer then gave them the password to the telephone,” Denpasar Police Chief Jansen Avitus Panjaitan stated yesterday.
In the course of the theft, the victims acknowledged the voices of the 2 perpetrators, one being a fellow Italian nationwide who labored for the husband, and the opposite an Englishman that they had lately met at a home get together.
The perpetrators ultimately left, taking with them some IDR5.8 billion (US$406,639) in money and bitcoin.
The couple reported the theft to the Kuta Police. Following an investigation, officers from throughout precincts arrested the Italian and British suspects, whereas two extra — a Polish man and a Russian man — are nonetheless on the run.
The suspects have been charged with violent theft beneath the Prison Code (KUHP), which carries a most punishment of 12 years in jail.