Police Urge the Villa Management to Fulfill Security Standard
Bali Police urged managers of villas on the island to meet the safety standards given since there are rampant cases of robberies that targeted a number of villas predominantly occupied by foreign tourists.
“As long as there is a fence and it’s locked it has been a standard, but the villas in Bali are not all equipped with CCTV (surveillance camera) but if there is CCTV it’ll be better,” said Head of Sub-Directorate III of General Criminal Investigation Directorate Bali Police Commissioner Harry Haryadi in Denpasar.
According to him, the rampant robberies targeting on foreign tourists in their villa because the robbers thought the victims are often negligent in maintaining security in the villa and often put valuable things carelessly.
“They (robbers) put target on foreign tourists because tourists often put things carelessly and villas are not locked,” he said.
In addition, the Police also call’s for each villa equipped with security guards to patrol the area around the villa.
“We also urge that the securitiesincrease patrols because it is often that the crime scene is located quite far from the security office so that the victim’s scream sometimes they do not hear,” he said.
He revealed that the presence of surveillance cameras in the villa is very helpful in the process of investigating the case of robbery.
On Saturday (13/7) police officers managed to arrest a member of the robbers gang targeting villa inhabited by foreign tourists in four tourist areas on the island including Badung, Gianyar, Tabanan and Denpasar.
The police managed to arrest Sahdi (32) from East Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara with the help of images obtained from CCTV footage at the Begawan villa in Jimbaran that had been burglarized byrobbers.
From the suspect’s statement, during the period of 2012-2013, at least 35 villas had been broken into by robbers.
They did not only take the victim’s possessions, but the robbers also often injured the victim if the action being known.
From a number of robbery cases in the villa, during 2013 there were two cases of astounding robbery that occurred in Badung.
Those cases are the one happened to a victim named Paul Gill on Saturday (5/1) who inhabited Chole Villa in Berawa Beach Road, North Kuta, Badung regency.
He suffered severe injuries after being stabbed on his back and neck.
While on Saturday (27/4) a tourist from Australia, LK Taylor (28) is a victim of rape and robbery in DamaisVilla, Bumbak Road No. 189, North Kuta district, Badung regency.Filed under: Headlines