Kuta thief withdraws IDR10 million from victim’s bank account after keying in her birthday for ATM PIN

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A handbag-snatcher who was arrested by the Kuta Police yesterday managed to withdraw cash utilizing his sufferer’s ATM card after accurately guessing her PIN, which was her birthday.

Of their assertion, Kuta Police revealed the suspect’s initials as RR whereas the sufferer is recognized as RA, 27, who labored at an Indomaret comfort retailer on Kuta Avenue in Badung.

Police mentioned RA put her bag inside her workplace locker final Saturday at round 3pm. After her shift ended at round 11pm, she was shocked to see that her bag had been opened and the purse inside was lacking.

She instantly filed a report back to the Kuta Police. The authorities managed to seize RR in his residence in South Kuta on Monday at round 8pm.

In whole, the suspect, a 39-year-old from West Java, took IDR10 million (US$665) from RA’s checking account in 5 completely different withdrawals. 

R informed the authorities that he keyed in RA’s birthday in DD-MM-YY format because the ATM PIN, having access to her account. He mentioned he knew the sufferer’s birthday from her KTP (ID card), which was additionally in her purse.

The suspect admitted that he used the cash to repay his money owed, purchase some garments, and for boozing at nightclubs.

Underneath Indonesian regulation, RR might resist 5 years in jail for theft.

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