(Maungdaw, 24 February 2014): Five persons were arrested by the police in Maungdaw, a western Burma border town, on the suspicion of being involved with robberies.
The police could trace the robbers on Thursday when they approached a buyer of a local gold shop for selling some jewelry items.
The police seized 16 kinds of gold jewelries worth Kyat 5 million from the robbers, informed U Shwe Than, the in-charge of Maungdaw district police station.
“The gold shop owner informed us that a group of people was trying to sell several kinds of jewelries,” said the police officer adding that they rushed to the gold shop and then successfully arrested the robbers.
The robbers namely Adu Maw louk (son of Basayar), Azizul Rahman ( son of Adul Shoku), Mumad Aryu (son of Mumad Karseen), Mumad Along (son of Harson Ali) and Anan Mular (son of Row Shi Oller), all from Maungdaw township confessed that they robbed jewelries on January 4, 2014 from the house of U Shawbi Oller (aged 62) based in Maung Tular village under Alay Thankyaw village-tract in Maungdaw township.
According to local sources, the Bengali burglar groups in Maungdaw always pretend to be the police or security forces when they commit the crime. Soon after the incident of robbery, the culprits tied to misinform the people about security personnel’s involvement with the crime.