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Australian holidaymaker raped in Bali villa, says police

Published on Apr 29, 2013 3:04 PM
 
An Australian holidaymaker was raped on the Indonesian resort island of Bali by a thief who broke into her family's rented villa, police said on Monday, April 29, 2013. -- TNP POSED PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AFP) - An Australian holidaymaker was raped on the Indonesian resort island of Bali by a thief who broke into her family's rented villa, police said Monday.

The man attacked the 28-year-old woman, from Perth in Western Australia, after entering the property in the popular tourist area of Kuta around 04:00 am on Saturday.

The assailant, believed to be Indonesian, threatened her with a knife and demanded she hand over her wallet and open the safe in her room, according to police.

"The woman opened the safe and there was nothing inside, and then the man raped her," local police chief Reinhard Habonaran Nainggolan told reporters, adding he believed the man had accomplices who kept watch outside the house.

 
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