Overnight guest steals K2.5 million from host
A woman was robbed by a new friend on October 5, according to a report from the Sanchaung police station.
Daw Mya Pwint Aye was working at her betel nut stand at the corner of Kyundaw and Aung Thapyay roads at about 8:30pm on October 4 when a woman, who had been resting at the shop, introduced herself as Daw Khin Thidar Aye.
Her husband was a truck driver, she said, and she had come to Yangon to collect his paycheque. She ran a food stall at a highway bus terminal in Magwe township, she said. Daw Mya Pwint Aye is also from Magwe township.
Trying to be hospitable, when Daw Khin Thidar Aye said she wanted to take a shower, Daw Mya Pwint Aye invited the stranger to her home. The woman said she had received a call from her husband: His truck broke down and he would not be back in Yangon until the morning, she said. Daw Mya Pwint Aye and her mother prepared a bed.
The next morning, at about 8am, Daw Mya Pwint Aye left the house to drop her daughter off at school. At 10:30am, when she returned home, she noticed that the box in her living room door was opened. She looked inside and found that her jewellry, worth about K1.6 million, as well as about K900,000 in cash, had been stolen. Sanchaung police are investigating. If caught, the woman could face up to seven years in prison under section 380 of the penal code.