After another robbery in the popular resort of Legian, top tourism officials in Indonesia have publicly reassured foreign visitors that the island is a safe place to vacation.
In response to the increase in pickpocketing and thefts against foreigners, police patrols in the region have already been stepped up in recent weeks.
Authorities in Legian have initiated an inquiry to locate two individuals linked to a significant robbery on Jalan Padma Utara that occurred on November 7th.
Law enforcement authorities have confirmed that a British couple vacationing nearby were the victims of a robbery at around 9 p.m., perpetrated by two people on a motorcycle.
Jewelry valued at USD 36,319, or IDR 570 million, was allegedly stolen from the couple.
Chief Commissioner Pramagita told reporters, “We are carrying out an investigation. We have carried out the crime scene investigation. However, there are still minimal witnesses. Because at that time, at the scene, there were no witnesses who saw it. There were no witnesses who saw it yet.”
The couple was reportedly on their way to their vacation home along Jalan Padma Utara. Two men on a motorcycle approached them from the side and tried to steal Hollis’ handbag.
Hollis tried to protect her bag from the thief, but despite her efforts, one of the perpetrators began violently wielding what looked like a knife.
Authorities have stated that the thieves insisted she surrendered her jewelry, and the couple complied due to the threats posed by the perpetrators.
Bali is safe, the Indonesian Minister for Tourism and Creative Economies assured travelers in a statement following the incident.
Ketut Yadnya Winarta, speaking on behalf of the Bali Tourism Office, stressed that more is being done to ensure the safety of tourists in Bali.
“This incident does not mean that Bali is no longer safe. We can say that in general Bali is still safe,” Winarta told reporters.
“The security forces have also carried out security activities in tourist areas and tourist attractions so that we can see that there are very few criminal cases occurring in Bali,” he continued
“Regarding the news of robberies against tourists, currently, the police in Bali are conducting an investigation. If this really happens, hopefully they will be arrested soon,” he concluded.
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