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Smile, You’re on Candid Camera

CCTV Camera Leads to Arrest of Burglar in North Kuta, Bali

(5/5/2014) A repeat offender burglar was arrested by North Kuta Police on Friday, April 25, 2014 after burglarizing the villa of a French woman on Jalan Braban in Kerobokan, North Kuta three days before.

Arrested by police was I Gusti Putu Subawa (41) after police analyzed CCTV recordings that showed him stealing jewelry, a TV and a computer from the woman’s home.

Police recognized the face of the thief, recalling an  arrest two months earlier in connection with an attempted break in of a villa in Umalas.

When they arrested Subawa police also took into custody as evidence a television set, two laptops, jewelry, a knife, a sickle and an automobile used as transport by the thief in committing his burglaries.

Subawa has two previous arrests on his record resulting in jail time for thievery.

Working as a free-lance driver, Subawa is known to always carry a knife and a sickle used to threaten any victims who offered resistance.

The arrest underlines recommendations from Bali’s Governor to employ security guards and install security systems on villas rented by foreigners in Bali