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Itís in the Bag

Kuta Ė Bali Police Arrest Two Juvenile Purse Snatchers Targeting Foreign Tourists

(4/27/2013) Bali Police have apprehended two young school drop-outs, identified only as “K” (13) and “D” (15). who have admitted to police committing a series of pure snatchings in the North Kuta area of Bali.

Police of the North Bali police precinct arrested the two on Monday, April 22, 2013, after the two had just completed another purse snatching.

As reported by Kompas.com, every time the two committed a theft “K” would drive a motorcycle while “D,” riding pillion, would snatch a victim's bag.

The head of the criminal division of the North Kuta Police Precinct, Made Berata, said: “The two admitted to frequently snatching purses in North Kuta. Their targets were women traveling alone on motorcycles, mainly foreign women.”

The young boys would stalk foreign women and launch their assault by stealing the bag at stoplights.

When they were arrested, the police seized evidence including Blackberry and Samsung hand phones.

The two are being held while police investigate whther a larger network of thievery is involved.