Bag snatcher caught
A drive-by thief has been apprehended after he snatched a woman’s handbag in Mayangone township.
Ma Su Mon Kyaw was on her way to the shops when her purse, containing K20,000, was snatched by a man on a motorcycle. After attempting a getaway the thief, 19-year-old Ko Hein Htet from Hlaing Tharyar township, was detained by a passerby.
Police have filed charges under section 382 of the penal code for theft. If found guilty, the accused may face up to 10 years in jail.