WATCH | Tourists caught red-handed stealing towels and toiletries from hotel in Bali

2019-07-30 13:03
Stolen items found in the tourists' bags. (PHOTO: Facebook via Polsek Suwakati Police Department).

Stolen items found in the tourists' bags. (PHOTO: Facebook via Polsek Suwakati Police Department).

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A family of Indian tourists were left red-faced after hotel workers at a luxurious hotel in Sukawati in Bali, caught them stealing towels and toiletries from their accommodation room.

Angry staff members confronted the group of nine holidaymakers as they tried to leave the villa on Sunday, Daily Mail reports.

After staff members realised that several items were missing, the hotel manager called the police while one of the employees searched the tourists' bags.

In a video posted online, the holidaymakers can be seen trying to apologise with one of them offering to pay for the stolen items, news.com.au reports.

"Sorry, I will pay. Extra money I will pay," a man is heard saying as employees ask him to explain why hotel items, including a hairdryer, soap dispenser, mirror and jars, were found in their bags.

Police in Sukawati later shared photos of the stolen items on their Facebook page.

"The guest acknowledged his mistake and apologised, returned the items taken and compensated for items that have not been found," a police statement read.

No charges were laid.

Other Indian tourists took to social media to express their anger and embarrassment over the incident, Metro UK reports.

"This family was caught stealing hotel accessories. Such an embarrassment for India. Each of us carrying an Indian passport must remember that we are ambassadors of the nation and behave accordingly. India must start cancelling passports of people who erode our credibility," the man who originally shared the footage said.

Sources: Daily Mail, news.com.au, Metro UK

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