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Notorious Bali Thief Shot By Police After Resisting Arrest

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A 35-year-old man named Made Yasa (Dek Apel) has been detained by Police on charges of breaking and entering into several grocery stores and food stalls in the Bali region.

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Police began their investigations upon receiving a report from concerned shop owner, Putu Jaya, whose store had been robbed on Christmas day.

Footage from CCTV cameras led police to identify a suspect with ties to previous robberies within the area. 

Police arrived at the suspect’s residence in Ketewel, Penarukan on Tuesday (29/12), which led to a chase as Yasa attempted to resist arrest.

Police shot the suspect on his right leg to halt his getaway.

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The Head of Buleleng Criminal Investigation Bureau, AKP Vicky Tri Haryanto, said that the suspect is a serial offender.

“The suspect admitted to stealing several cans of gas, 75 packs of cigarettes and a sack of rice weighing 5 kilograms, from Jalan Dokter Sutomo, Jalan Pramuka, Jalan Pulau Komodo and Jalan WR Supratman” Tri Haryanto said.

The suspect is now being detained in Buleleng Police Department.

He will face 7 years imprisonment for violating Article 363 Number (1) from the Book of Crime.

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The crime rate in Bali has skyrocketed since the start of economic crises posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Bali Vice Governor, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati (Cok Ace), Bali had a low unemployment rate of 1.6% prior to the pandemic.

“As of January 1st 2021, Bali ranks 18th on highest unemployment rate in Indonesia” Cok Ace concluded.

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