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Peaceful Beach Area in Bali Marred by Violence

Police Search for Thief in Vicious Sword Attack on Spanish Tourist at Padang Padang Beach in Bali

Police in Bali are investigating an unusually vicious knife attack on a Spanish female tourist that took place of the parking area of Padang-Padang Beach at Uluwatu on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at 7:20 pm.

According to Radar Bali, Rossie Pie Leal (40) and a traveling companion, Azul Aine Martinez Jacomet, were walking from the beach to the parking area where they had parked a motorcycle. The pair told the police that a man riding a motorcycle approached the couple and tried to snatch a bag from the woman’s shoulder.

Leal reportedly resisted the theft while her companion tried to summon help. In the ensuing struggle, the thief produced a small sword (parang) that he used to viciously attack the woman, slashing her in the left shoulder, left elbow, right elbow, left hand, back, and waist.

Leaving the woman badly wounded and bleeding, the thief escaped with the woman’s bag containing an iPhone X, cash, and credit cards.

Police have interviewed the victims and bystanders, and are reviewing CCTV footage from the surrounding area while an intensive manhunt is underway for the attacker.

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