Overnight guest steals K2.5 mil­lion from host

The Myanmar Times - - News -

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.

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