Phone snatcher apprehended
A would-be phone thief has been apprehended by passersby after he snatched a woman’s mobile phone from her while she was talking on it.
The incident occurred in front of Wardan Street in Lanmadaw township at around 11:30am on October 17. The thief approached the victim from behind, grabbed her phone, and ran away.
The victim shouted for assistance from people nearby who were able to arrest the thief.
Ko Pyi Hein Htet, 26, from Hlaing Tharyar township has been charged by police under section 382 of the penal code. If found guilty, he could face up to 10 years in jail. –