Bus pickpocket nabbed
A man was arrested after police say he pilfered money from a woman’s purse while on a bus on September 3.
Ma Wai Nwe Myint got on the 101 bus at the Pauk Taw Wa bus stop at about noon, headed home from Insein township. While on the bus, she noticed that the zipper of her handbag, which she had rested on her leg and held with her hand, was opened. She looked inside and realised that K550,000 and a phone were missing. She asked police to help her find the man who had stood in front of her on the bus.
They caught the man, whose identity has not been released, near Aung San market, after a chase. They found phones and cash that had been taken from several other people in his possession as well. He faces up to three years in prison for theft. – Toe Wai Aung, translation by Emoon and Win Thaw Tar