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Busted Bad Boys on Bikes

Five Young Thieves Now Under Arrest as Denpasar Police Bust Roaming Gangs Armed Thieves

(5/14/2017) Five robbers who have long been sought by the West Denpasar police precinct are now in custody after being arrested on Sunday, May 7, 2017.

The five thieves, most of whom underage, committed traumatic armed robberies of victims using knives to threaten their victims.

Beritabali.com identified the thieves as Wahyu Kambing alias MWH (17) from Tegal Wangi, Sesetan; DPD alias Dandi (16) from Pesanggaran, South Denpasar; SR alias Ipung (14) a student from Tukad Buaji, Gang Mekar Sari, South Denpasar; MOS alias Marcel (17) from Jalan Padma Utara, Legian Tengah; and MAS alias Aldi alias Adi (16) from Jimbaran, South Kuta.

Police say the five would travel around South Bali late at night on motorcycle threatening and robbing their victims, often attacking their victims as gangs.

The arrest of the five men happened after police from the South Denpasar precinct stopped a motorcycle at 1:00 am on Sunday, May 7, 2017, in front of the District Head Office (Camat) in Sesetan.

Wahyu Kambing was driving a Honda Beat motorcycle at the time that was unable to show proper registration papers. Following interrogation, the man admitted the bike was stolen and that the police plate had been falsified.

Police then raided Kambing rented room in Tegal Wangi, Sesetan where they found another stolen motorcycle.

Police discovered the motorcycles had been stolen with the help of four accomplices working the Teuku Umar area of West Denpasar.

Based on information provided by Kambing police were soon able to arrest the remaining 4 thieves who were spending the night at Pogok Field in Sesetan.

Police confiscated two more stolen motorcycles, a knife, a Japanese sword and other weapons.

The thieves and the evidence confiscated by the police are being processed by the West Denpasar Police Precinct.

Photo: Bali Post