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Student Arrested After Stealing Neighbor’s Cash And Jewelry In Bali

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A 16-year-old student named Kadek WS has been arrested after allegedly stealing cash and jewelry from his neighbor. The suspect was identified as a student from a secondary school in Kintamani. He admitted to stealing cash and jewelry from his neighbor named Ni Nyoman Layar, who runs a food stall near his house.

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Kadek was arrested on Tuesday (16/2) by officers from Bangli Police Department, making it his seventh time committing theft in the past year.

According to the information from police, Kadek started his illegal conduct in February of 2020.

He admitted to stealing small amounts of cash from USD 3.5 to USD 18 (IDR 250,000) to pay for his internet data and other daily needs. He also stole jewelry such as earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets from Nyoman Layar that were kept behind her food stall.

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Kadek attempted to hide the jewelry in a sewer near his house, which was swept away by heavy rain.

The stolen jewelry was valued at USD 2,857 (IDR 40 million). Apart from losing her jewelry, Nyoman Layar also reported a loss of USD 136 (IDR 1.9 million) in cash last year.

The victim told officers she was suspicious of Kadek’s behavior from the start.

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The Head of Bangli Criminal Investigation Bureau, AKP Androyuan Elim confirmed that the suspect had been detained for investigation, but officers released him back to his home in Kintamani. “

The suspect is underage, so we decided to release him with a warning,” Androyuan Elim concluded on Wednesday (17/2). 

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