Bag snatcher caught

The Myanmar Times - - News -

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.

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