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Bali’s no go zone: Tourists report phone thefts on Legian Street, Kuta

Bali’s no-go zone: Motorcycle muggers and sky-high crime rates on this street in Kuta are leaving tourists terrified

  • Lizzie Stewart, from Melbourne, posted on the Bali Bogans Facebook page 
  • ‘Be very careful around Legian St / Kuta, just had my phone stolen,’ she wrote
  • Hundreds of people said the same thing had happened to them as well

Young tourists who have been robbed on a busy street in Bali have warned others to take care when visiting the party island.

Lizzie Stewart, from Melbourne, posted on the Bali Bogans Facebook page on Wednesday to say that her phone had been stolen.

‘Be very careful around Legian street / Kuta, just had my phone stolen right out my hands,’ she wrote.

Lizzie Stewart, from Melbourne, posted on the Bali Bogans Facebook page on Wednesday to say that her phone had been stolen

Young tourists who have been robbed on a busy street in Bali have warned others to take care when visiting the party island. Pictured: Legian Street

Young tourists who have been robbed on a busy street in Bali have warned others to take care when visiting the party island. Pictured: Legian Street

Her post was immediately met with dozens of comments from people saying the same thing had happened to them.

Ren Ée, from Melbourne, wrote: ‘Literally same thing happened to me two guys on a motorbike! Same spot too.’

Another named Ria, who lives in Lombok, said: ‘Same happened to me 3 days ago…unbelievable’.

Alana Corbett recalled a similar experience, writing: ‘Omg that’s horrible wow. That happened to my dad a few years ago he was taking a photo when a scooter drove past and grabbed it and drove off.’ 

Ren Ée, from Melbourne, wrote: 'Literally same thing happened to me two guys on a motorbike! Same spot too.' Pictured: Legian Street

Ren Ée, from Melbourne, wrote: ‘Literally same thing happened to me two guys on a motorbike! Same spot too.’ Pictured: Legian Street

The Australian government advises tourists to ‘exercise a high degree of caution’ when travelling in Bali.

The DFAT website says: ‘Be conscious of your personal security. 

‘Be aware of risks, particularly in tourist locations such as Bali and Lombok, relating to violent and petty crime; sexual assault; drink-spiking and consumption of alcohol contaminated with harmful substances such as methanol; scams and credit card/ATM fraud.’

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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