A 26-year-old man named Nengah Agus Roihan from Pegayaman Village, Sukasada, has been arrested for motorbike theft in Buleleng.
The Head of the Singaraja Police Department, Kompol Dewa Ketut Darma Aryawan, confirmed that the suspect was arrested after stealing a motorbike to buy milk for his pregnant wife.
“The suspect admitted that he sold the motorbike for USD $195 (IDR 2.8 million) and spent the money to buy a TV, stove, and milk for his pregnant wife,” Kompol Aryawan said on Wednesday (2/3). The police began the investigation after receiving a report from a victim named Ketut Sukiasa (aged 66) on Thursday afternoon (27/1).
The incident occurred when the suspect spotted Sukiasa’s motorbike with license number DK 4948 UX parked inside the victim’s garden with the key still attached to the vehicle.
“The suspect broke into the house and stole the motorbike before taking the vehicle to Denpasar to find a potential buyer,” Kompol Aryawan added. After a few days of investigation, the suspect was arrested from his boarding house in Darmasaba Village, Badung.
During the interrogation, the suspect admitted that he sold the vehicle to a stranger on Jalan Imam Bonjol, Denpasar.
“The suspect has been detained as the recovery of the vehicle is still underway,” Aryawan concluded. The suspect might face 7 years of imprisonment to be held responsible for what he has done.
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