A Bulgarian foreign national was arrested by the Bali Police for breaking into ATMs in Bali and West Nusa Tenggara ( NTB ).
The foreigner, named Ilias Danimil Saif (20), has committed skimming crimes and damaged ATMs at four crime scenes.
“There are four crime scenes recognized by the suspect, namely in South Kuta, North Kuta, Buleleng and Mataram, NTB,” said Director of General Criminal Investigation of the Bali Police, Kombes Pol Djuhandani Rahardjo Puro, on Monday (29/3/2021).
The crime was revealed after the perpetrator took action at two ATMs in South Kuta. The first action was at the Pepito ATM minimarket on Jalan Tanjung Benoa, South Kuta, March 12, 2021. The perpetrator broke the cover of the ATM PIN and card reader which resulted in the ATM being turned off. Also found debt skimming on the card reader.
The second action was carried out on March 15, 2021, to coincide with Nyepi Day. The perpetrator broke the cash box in the ATM with a crowbar and took Rp2,5 million.
The action at the two locations was recorded by CCTV until the perpetrator was finally arrested at a guest house in Canggu, North Kuta.
“The loss due to the damage to the ATM was 85 million IDR,” said Djuhandani. From the results of the investigation, the perpetrator is a recidivist of a similar case in his country.
“We will coordinate with the NTB Regional Police to develop this case,” he said.
The perpetrator is now detained and subject to Article 363 of the Criminal Code and Article 406 of the Criminal Code. Also Article 30 paragraph 1 in conjunction with Article 46 Paragraph 1 of Law Number 19 the Year 2016 concerning Electronic Information and Transactions.
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