Fake po­lice of­fi­cer caught

The Myanmar Times - - News - – Toe Wai Aung, trans­la­tion by Zar Zar Soe

A man who claimed to be a po­lice of­fi­cer be­fore at­tempt­ing to as­sault and rob a woman has been ap­pre­hended, af­ter the woman lodged a com­plaint.

Shortly be­fore mid­day on Novem­ber 14, a woman from Hlaing Thar­yar was on a bi­cy­cle af­ter at­tend­ing a fes­ti­val at Shwe Yin Pyaw Pagoda.

The man re­port­edly pulled over on a mo­tor­cy­cle and said she would need to be taken in for ques­tion­ing by the ward ad­min­is­tra­tor. She ac­qui­esced, and he drove her to a con­struc­tion site where he slapped her in the face and told her to take off her gold chain, worth K360,000.

The woman in­sisted that she would hand it over once at the po­lice sta­tion, but he forcibly grabbed a K250,000 bracelet and groped her. Po­lice and her hus­band ar­rived, but the man ran away.

He was later caught, and charged un­der sec­tions 392, 354 and 170 of the pe­nal code at Hlaing Thar­yar My­oma Po­lice Sta­tion.

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