Robbery suspects of Myanma Apex Bank in Yamethin Township arrested

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Arrestees are seen from the robbery case of Myanma Apex Bank in Yemethin Township.

Two armed men robbed more than K100 million of Myanma Apex Bank in Aungmingala Ward of Yamethin Township of Mandalay Region at about 1:25 pm on 26 November.
The officials investigated to arrest robbers and arrested Kyaw Kyaw Oo and Wai Phyo Hlaing who were assistant supervisors of the bank from Yamethin Township and Than Zaw, deputy manager of the branch bank, who participated in the case, in the evening of 26 November.
According to the confession of the suspects, the police arrested Kyaw Soe Thein, phone serviceman, from Wartoe Ward of Yamethin Township, who participated in the robbery case, at his home while Kyaw Khaing Oo from Paukgon Village of Alegon Village-tract and Zaw Gyi from Nyaung Pin Thar Village, who robbed in the bank, together with two motorcycles and two knives used in the robbery, at the house of Zaw Gyi.
The suspect Kyaw Soe Thein admitted that he kept the money at his aunt Daw Kyin Htay in Wartoe (East) Ward of Yamethin Township with his younger brother driver Maung Toe (aka) Toe Toe of Yamethin Township general administration department. Daw Kyin Htay and her daughter Thandar Phway (aka) Phway Phway accepted the money, and so they were arrested at 00:45 am on 26 November together with K101.5 million at their house while Maung Toe (aka) Toe Toe was arrested with K5 million at his house located in Kyitawgon of Myoma Ward at 4:45 am on 27 November.
The suspects also admitted that they committed robbery as they need a lot of money for their gambling. Before 10 days of the robbery, the bank staff Than Zaw Ko, Kyaw Kyaw Oo, Wai Phyo Hlaing, Kyaw Khine Oo who robbed in the bank, and plan maker Kyaw Soe Thein arranged to rob the bank in advance like the three bank staff including Kyaw Kyaw Oo will watch the money packaging, the situation of the bank, timer including giving the sign. Then, Kaw Soe Thein and Kyaw Khine Oo will rob in the bank.
On that day, bank staff Kyaw Kyaw Oo sent a phone message to Kyaw Soe Thein to start the mission and Kyaw Khine Oo entered the bank together with his brother-in-law Zaw Gyi holding pistol and knife respectively. Meanwhile, Kyaw Soe Thein was ready near the clock tower in front of the bank.
Kyaw Khine Oo and Zaw Gyi kept the money at Kyaw Soe Thein. Then, Kyaw Soe Thein transported the money to his aunt Daw Khin Htay with his younger brother Maung Toe (aka) Toe Toe.
Daw Kyin Htay and her daughter Thanda Phway (aka) Phway Phway were found guilty for accepting such money.
Due to the concerted efforts of the combined security team, the robbery suspects were arrested together with the money within 12 hours.
The suspects will face legal action under the law. — MNA

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