Foreigners Sought For Drugging Staff
Badung Police are hunting two Caucasian men suspected of stealing the contents of a safe in a hotel in Kuta on Sunday.
It is suspected that the men drugged staff at the Legian Village Hotel on Jl Padma, before forcing open the safe and stealing the contents. The two men were staying at the hotel, and had thrown a party for the staff, offering them beer. However, by the time the theft was uncovered the pair had vanished with all their belongings.
According to police sources the two foreigners had checked into the hotel the previous day. It is reported that they had checked into the hotel using false identities.
Around Rp20 million was taken from the safe, along with passports and valuables belonging to other guests.
Hotel staff told police that the guests had given them alcohol and encouraged them to drink more at around midnight, after which they fell asleep. When they came to at around 3am they found the safe open, the contents missing, and the two foreigners disappeared.Filed under: Headlines