July 02, 2017

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Police arrest armed robber shortly after gold shop robbery in Kaley

Police arrests the suspect for robbery in Kaley. Photo: Ye Win Tun
Police arrests the suspect for robbery in Kaley. Photo: Ye Win Tun

POLICE arrested a suspect in connection with a robbery at a gold shop yesterday in Kelay Township, Sagaing Region within one hour after the robbery, said local police.
Police handcuffed the suspect who was identified as Kyi Win after having a fistfight with him while he was on his way to out of the town, said a police officer.  Police retrieved the gold items he stole from the shop following his arrest.
According to witnesses, a man with his face half covered with a cloth and armed with a percussion-cap firearm robbed Shwe La Win gold shop on Bogyoke Road in Aung Myay Mann ward in the township at about 9.30 am on 3 March.
It is the first armed robbery case in Kaley Township since cases of motorbike-borne robbers performing smash-and-grab raids on gold shops. —Aung Thant Khaing

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