Police Revved Up over Bike Thefts

KUTA Police have warned that a motorbike theft ring is targeting parked bikes in the Kuta-Legian-Seminyak area with the theft of six on Monday and Tuesday this week. The thieves apparently want only bikes with automatic transmissions. Five bikes were stolen on Monday, including one rented by a New Zealand tourist named by police as […]

Spot-a-Homosexual Sketch Leads Police to Shop Bandit

NUSA DUA    A man who allegedly robbed a minimarket in Jl Uluwatu, Jimbaran, has been caught by South Kuta Police after a sketch was drawn of his likeness by witnesses and they said he looked as if he was a homosexual. The man, Suheri, 33, from Medan in North Sumatra, was arrested in Jl Uluwatu […]

Flat-Tyre Bandits Miss Out on Rp300m

DENPASAR Quick thinking by two men whose car tyre suddenly deflated as they drove from a bank with Rp300 million (US$33,000) foiled another apparent motorbike-bandit robbery. Instead of stopping when the tyre went flat they drove straight to Bali Police Headquarters, surprising officers on duty at the gate as they sped through but earning praise […]

Italian Collector’s Arrest Linked to Rash of Temple Thefts

KEROBOKAN Police have seized hundreds of sacred Hindu artefacts and other collectibles, including Sanskrit scriptures, 35,000 ancient Balinese coins and golden statuettes from an Italian national, Roberto Gambia, 50, arrested in a raid on his Kerobokan villa last week. Gambia was taken to hospital last week when police became concerned for his health in detention. […]

Motorbike Bandits Snatch Rp75m

DENPASAR Bali’s infamous motorbike bandits resurfaced when two men snatched a bag containing a mobile phone and cash and securities worth Rp75 million (US$8,300) from a woman who had just left a BRI bank branch on Jl Pulau Moyo, Denpasar. Victim Gusti Ayu Artini was leaving the bank at 11am last Monday with the securities […]