Image: Impiana Villas Seminyak. Credit: impianaseminyak.com.
Australian, Liam Connor Leppin, 41, was arrested by police after being caught on CCTV stealing goods from hotel employees at Impiana Private Villas Seminyak.
The case began when one of the hotel employees, Kadek Nurmawan, contacted his colleague, I Wayan Jayendra, saying his belongings, which he kept in the housekeeping safety box, had disappeared on Saturday, November 10, 2018. There was a watch, two smartphones, a power bank and a gold earring in the safety box. When they checked further, there were two active speakers that were lost, too.
They then reported the case to Kuta Polsek. “We received a report that goods were stolen from the villa safe worth approximately Rp 15 million,” said the Head of Kuta Polsek Criminal Investigation Unit, First Inspector Putu Ika Perbawa to beritabali.com on Tuesday.
Police came to the villas to investigate and questioned several witnesses. However, police didn’t have any difficulties solving the case because CCTV recording showed that the perpetrator was a foreign man.
“We crosschecked the recording and we found that the perpetrator was staying in the hotel complex,” he added.
They arrested the Australian man in his room on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at around 11am. He could not deny his crime because the police also found the stolen goods in his room.
“We already secured the evidence and we are still investigating the case. The perpetrator worked as a bricklayer on his country,” he said to tribunnews.com.