More than a month later, police still seem to have no idea who attacked Bali Brimob officer at Ayana

Ayana Resort is famous for this cliff-edge spot, Rock Bar. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Over a month has passed since an officer from Bali’s elite Mobile Brigade (Brimob) unit was assaulted at the Ayana Resort in Jimbaran, and his AK-101 lifted from the scene. Police say they still have no idea who is responsible for the attack on Aug. 8.

Brimob Brigadier Ida Bagus Suda Suwarna was found knocked out at a motorcycle parking garage at the Ayana Resort & Spa by a security guard. The officer was unconscious and his gun was missing.

Police have been investigating thoroughly, with 60 witnesses already interviewed and 70 CCTV recordings analyzed.

Bali Police Chief Insp. Gen. Petrus Reinhard Golose says the big challenge is finalizing a profile sketch of the perpetrator. Although local media released a sketch in the week of the incident, police later came out and said it was unofficial.

But in the near future, police will be able to release an authorized rendering of the man believed to have attacked Suwarna, according to Golose.

It’s been difficult getting a good shot of the suspect’s profile because he was wearing something covering his face at the time of the incident.

“The face cannot (be seen) because they covered it. We are determining the characteristics of the person through systematic activities,” Golose said on Monday, as quoted by Tribun Bali.

It was previously reported that up to three people may have been responsible for the assault on the Brimob officer, but police have not given any further updates.

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