Not today, thief!: Necklace robber falls into ravine after struggle with victim

A robber was arrested by the Pupuan Police in Tabanan on June 26, 2022, after having attempted to snatch a necklace belonged to a 44-year-old Balinese woman. The victim reportedly fought back and kicked the suspect into a ravine. Photo: Obtained.
A robber was arrested by the Pupuan Police in Tabanan on June 26, 2022, after having attempted to snatch a necklace belonged to a 44-year-old Balinese woman. The victim reportedly fought back and kicked the suspect into a ravine. Photo: Obtained.

It was a bad day for crime for this man.

Ni Nyoman Bidani is definitely not someone to mess around with – and KAH, 36, learned that the hard way.

The 44-year-old Balinese woman, who resides in Pujungan Village in Pupuan, Tabanan, has been hailed as a hero on social media after a clip of her wrestling KAH, who snatched her necklace, went viral yesterday.

Pupuan Police Chief I Made Budiarta said today that the victim was walking home at around 9am yesterday from grocery shopping when the suspect made a beeline for her on his motorbike. KAH grabbed Nyoman’s necklace and tried to scoot away – but she was no damsel in distress.

Nyoman fought back and struggled with KAH to keep her jewelry. She then kicked KAH’s bike and the two kept wrestling with each other until he fell into a ravine nearby. 

Nyoman then screamed for help and, after a number of locals arrived at the scene, KAH decided to make a run towards the paddy fields. Locals managed to catch up to KAH and subdued him as they dished out some vigilante justice, kicking and punching him until he went black and blue.

The police later arrived on the scene to arrest KAH. The suspect may face up to nine years’ imprisonment for theft.

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