Published on Thursday, 15 August 2013 19:40
Lathar Street, Yangon(Photo-EMG)
Five cars a month were stolen in the first half of this year in the Yangon Region, the commercial hub of Myanmar, according to officials.
31 car thefts were reported in the region between January and July this year and the police are still investigating half of these cases, according to Yangon Region Police Force (YRPF).
"Car owners should not park their cars carelessly at night by the roadside. And they should not leave valuable things easily seen inside the cars. Most of the cars stolen were not latest models. They are easily unlocked. The police are working hard to find the thieves as soon as possible," said Win Kyi, a senior police officer from YRPF.
Many Yangon car owners say they felt unsafe about their cars as thefts are occurring so frequent.
"Nowadays apartment buildings are being built more and more in Yangon. But they mostly have no car park. So people living in those apartments have to leave their cars parked by the roadside. So they are in full of worries about their cars," said Kyaw Kyaw Oo, a Yangon resident.
A senior general manager from Myanmar Citizens Bank reportedly has his car stolen in broad daylight in the downtown Yangon on July 18.
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