A local woman named Atik has lost the money in her bank account after strangely being hypnotized by strangers on the street in Tabanan. She doesn’t remember much except a group of people leading her to the atm to drain her account.
The woman who lives in Banjar Taman Suradadi, Kediri Tabanan said that the incident occurred on Friday morning (5/3) as she was going to the ATM.
Atik had already withdrawn USD 70 (IDR 1 million) from BRI bank’s ATM to purchase basic needs on Jalan Raya Abiantuwung, Tabanan. Atik’s daughter, Iin explained that when her mother went to the local vendor, a lady wearing a black hat suddenly approached her.
“My mom told me that a fat woman suddenly tapped her shoulder, pretending to ask for something,” Iin said. Becoming suspicious, Atik tried to get away, yet suddenly a man approached her asking if she could help him exchange his Singapore dollar with Indonesian rupiah.
“The woman with the black hat appeared again after that, and enticed her to get inside the car and go to Senggol Market in Kediri” Iin added.
The only thing Atik remembers is that she lost all the money in her bank as they somehow made her withdraw all funds from the ATM.
After the incident, Atik filed a report to Tabanan Police Department. Officers tried to investigate the case by gathering information from the location. According to the CCTV footage, there were five perpetrators and they drove a black Toyota Avanza.
Iin hopes that the perpetrators will be arrested soon, as the police already received other reports from two different people with the same case recently.
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