Motorcycle cabbie robbed
A motorcycle taxi driver was robbed of his motorcycle and a gold chain on November 11.
Ko Aung Aung of Shwe Pyi Thar township picked up two men who asked for a ride to a factory in the Thar Dhu Kan industrial zone. When they arrived, the men asked him to take them to a different factory. Halfway there, they pushed him off the bike and beat his head with a bottle. They grabbed his K385,000 gold chain and his bike. The cabbie hopped on another bike and began to pursue them. At the Thabarwa bus stop, a Toyota Probox smashed into the culprits, wounding them.
Police arrested Ko Aung Myat Thu, 17, and Ko Khine Lin, 22. They are being charged under sections 394 and 114 of the penal code, one for causing hurt during a robbery and the other for abetting robbery. They could each face 10 years in prison if convicted. - Toe Wai Aung, translation by
Khine Thazin Han