Armed robberies frequently occur in Yangon


Yangon, November (4)

Yangon residents are living in insecurity as thefts, looting, home-invasions robberies have become more common, the sources told Than Lwin Times.

There were at least 15 thefts and robberies, including home-invasion robberies, between the second week of October and the first week of October, and one person was slain.

In November 2, three people robbed and stabbed the shopkeepers at a Thitsar construction materials store in the lower block of 26th Street in Pabaedan Township.

Although robberies are frequent, the military council is not able to take any actions, public outrage is growing.

A Yangon resident stated that, due to the increasing number of armed robberies, he no longer dares to leave his house in the evening, and if he does, he won’t bring his phone and other valuable belongings with him.

In addition, he said, even if people go to the township police station to report robbery and theft, the officials do not take any action.

However, the local said that the Military Council’s tightening of security in Yangon is only for their own safety and not for the public’s safety.

Last month, a National Literature Award-winning writer and his wife, a retired education staff, were killed and their money and valuables taken in Yangon Region’s Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township.

There has been an increase in thefts and robberies in Yangon since the military coup, and armed robberies are occurring not only on the street but also at homes.

News – Than Lwin Times


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