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Algerian Man Arrested After Stealing Cell Phone At Bali Bar

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A 47-year-old man named Maidi Maheni from Algeria has been arrested by police after stealing a cellphone at La Favela Bar in Seminyak.

The incident occurred at 2:30am on Saturday as domestic tourist from Jakarta, Rachmat Winna Tripurna, was at a party with five friends at La Favela.

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

The Head of Kuta Criminal Investigation Officer, Iptu Made Putra Yudistira said that the victim realized that his cellphone was missing when he reached into his bag to grab his cigarettes.

“The victim tried to call his number using another phone, but nobody answered,” said Yudistira during an interview on Monday (21/12). The victim immediately reported the incident to the security guard and filed a report at Kuta Police Department that night.

After receiving the report, the officers started their investigation at the scene. With help from La Favela security, they found that an expat had acted suspiciously that evening.

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The officers began the search and found the suspect with the cellphone in his pocket. “The suspect was arrested after we found the Xiaomi Poco 2 that belonged to Tripurna in his pocket” Yudistira concluded.

During interrogation, Maheni admitted to stealing the phone from Tripurna’s bag when he was busy dancing. Maheni is now being detained at Kuta Police Department after stealing a cellphone with an estimated value of USD 495 (IDR 7 million).

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(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

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