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Bali nightmare: Couple’s holiday is ruined after thugs bash them and steal their scooter - before motorbike hire company demands they cough up $25,000 to pay for it

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 15/5/2019 Adam Mccleery For Daily Mail Australia

A couple's holiday was ruined after thugs allegedly mugged them and stole the scooter they rented before they were told to pay $25,000 by a hire company. 

Eugene Aathar, 24, and his wife Dolly Ho, 22, were holidaying in Bali and got lost on their way back to the La Vie Villa in Kuta on May 6. 

The pair said they were riding down a Kuta back street at about 2am when two men rode up beside them and attempted to steal the phone Mrs Ho was using to navigate, The Straits Times reported. 

a person standing in front of a building: Eugene Aathar, 24, and his wife Dolly Ho, 22, (pictured) were holidaying in Bali when they allege thugs mugged them and stole the scooter they rented before they were told to pay $25,000 by a hire company © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Eugene Aathar, 24, and his wife Dolly Ho, 22, (pictured) were holidaying in Bali when they allege thugs mugged them and stole the scooter they rented before they were told to pay $25,000 by a hire company

As the two vehicles rode side by side one of the assailants allegedly kicked the scooter out from under the couple causing them both to fall hard to the ground. 

Mr Aather suffered minor injuries while Mrs Ho suffered a minor concussion and a fractured shoulder, Must Share News reported. 

The pair allege a bystander seemed like he was there to help at first and asked about the location of their scooter. 

After they told him where the scooter was they allege he picked it up and rode away. 

The pair had rented to scooter from the villa they were staying at.

As the pair recovered in hospital the villa allegedly contacted them and informed them they would have to pay a fee of around 250 million rupiah (AUS$24,965) for the stolen scooter. 

a palm tree: As the pair recovered in hospital the villa they were staying at (pictured) allegedly contacted them and informed them they would have to pay a fee of around 250 million rupiah ($23,700) for the stolen scooter © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited As the pair recovered in hospital the villa they were staying at (pictured) allegedly contacted them and informed them they would have to pay a fee of around 250 million rupiah ($23,700) for the stolen scooter

They also alleged the villa threatened to block them from leaving the country until the fee was paid, despite having rented the scooter for 125,000 rupiah (AUS$12). 

After a back and forth with the villa Mr Aathar says they were finally satisfied after he paid 12 million rupiah (AUS$1,198) for the stolen scooter. 

The pair were able to leave Bali unhindered and arrived back home in Singapore before Mrs Ho was admitted to the National University Hospital (NUH). 

She was discharged on Monday and is recovering well. 

Daily Mail Australia contacted the La Vie Villa for comment. 

a person riding on the back of a motorcycle: After a back and forth with the villa Mr Aathar says they were finally satisfied after he paid 12 million rupiah (S$1,100) for the stolen scooter (file photo) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited After a back and forth with the villa Mr Aathar says they were finally satisfied after he paid 12 million rupiah (S$1,100) for the stolen scooter (file photo)

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