Police arrest German woman after CCTV cameras caught her stealing from Ubud store

A German woman was arrested in Ubud yesterday, after footage from surveillance cameras showed her stealing products from a health food store in the area. 

“The suspect is a German national named Celine Dalkiran,” Ubud Police Chief, I Nyoman Nuryana, told Detik yesterday.

Footage from the surveillance cameras showed Dalkiran visiting the store twice on Sunday. She appeared to try to put a product inside her bag the first time around, when the store was empty except for her and the store clerk, but then she put it away. 

In the footage, she can be heard telling the store clerk that she will return for the product later as she was leaving, saying that her bag is too heavy at the time. 

Dalkiran, who reportedly works as a psychologist, then came back a few hours later, when the store had more customers, and swiftly went to the same aisle to grab the product and put it in her bag. 

According to reports, Dalkiran stole two products – plant-based protein powders – worth about IDR1.5 million (US$106). 

The store noticed that some of their products were missing while they were doing inventory, and proceeded to report the matter to the police in Ubud. 

As reported by Tribun-Bali, Nuryana said Dalkiran has been charged with petty theft under Indonesia’s criminal code, which carries a maximum sentence of three months in prison.

“The article [used] considers this as a minor offense, so she has not been detained, but she is required to report [to the police],” Nuryana was quoted as saying.

Note: The story has been updated to include information about the foreigner being charged with petty theft. 

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