Thief in Kuta Beaten By Crowd.
KUTA ~ A North Sumatran man, Hisyam, 29, from Medan, well-known as a thief who preys on foreigners in Kuta, was caught and beaten by a crowd of local people when he fell down after grabbing the bag of Komang Armani, 18, around 2am on Monday.
â€œThe suspect was drinking in a bar, before he went looking for a victim,â€ said a police officer. â€œAfter seeing the victim, who was driving a foreigner on her motorbike, he then drove slowly and approached her. The suspect immediately grabbed her bag, but she grabbed his collar and pulled him until he fell down,â€ he explained.
Initially, people standing around thought that it was just a regular accident, but after the victim explained what had happened, the crowd started beating the thief until he was apprehended by local police.
â€œFrom the investigation, the suspect admitted that he has snatched bags eight times, and most of the victims were foreign tourists,â€ explained the officer.Filed under: The Island