Bali flip-flop thieving: Former Fipper employee steals 74 pairs of sandals from shop for resale

Flip-flop haul. Photo: Pixabay

A pair of flip flop thieves were arrested by Kuta Police after allegedly stealing as many as 74 pairs of Fipper brand sandals from the brand’s store on Jl. Legian.

One of the suspects, Febri Kurniawan, 22, was apparently a former employee for Fipper. Kurniawan was joined by his friend, I Made Rai Surya Kembara, 22, in his scheming.

The pair was apprehended on Tuesday, after the store manager reported them to Kuta Police.

The manager had noticed that the CCTV was turned off. When he checked his stockroom, it turned out that over 70 pairs of the flip flops were unaccounted for, which made for a reported loss of Rp 4,227,000.

“After coordinating with the complainant, it became known that one of the perpetrators was allegedly a former employee of the store,” Tribun Bali quoted an unidentified police source as saying.

Police arrested Kurniawan in his boardinghouse in Kerobokan and shortly after tracked down his accomplice.

After being questioned, the pair admitted to stealing the flip-flops, police said. They had used a spare key to get into the stockroom and then resold the stolen sandals.

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