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A False Sense of Security

Kuta Hotel Uniformed Security Guard Caught on Camera Robbing Guest Room

(7/6/2014) A uniformed security guard at The Sun Hotel & Spa on Jalan Lebak Bene in Legian, Kuta was arrested by Kuta Police on Monday, June 30, 2014 for stealing cash and a hand phone from the safety deposit box of an Australian guest, Shane Robert Groves (36).

The security guard was arrested based on evidence provided by a CCTV camera installed at the hotel.

The Australian reported the theft to police, claiming he lost US$500, 30 ringgit, 10 pound sterling and an IPhone 5 from his safety deposit box.

According to DenPost, when police investigated the crime and reviewed the CCTV tapes the involvement of the Hotel’s Security guard in the theft was revealed.

The police arrested Anak Agung Putra (30) who, following interrogation, admitted the theft. Using the Hotel’s Master Key, Putra gained access to the guest room and removed the items from the unlocked safety deposit box.