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Published on Monday, 26 November 2012 18:00
A person pretending as family member of the groom stole gifts at the wedding held in Summit Parkview hotel in Myanmar on November 3.
The impostor has been in the hotel before the wedding started. He even led the groom and the bride to the preparation rooms and welcomed their parents.
He later came to the gift counter and joined the relatives accepting gifts from the guests, said the brother of the groom.
A relative of the groom said that the thief told the girls at the counter that he was an uncle of the bride.
“The man later told the girls to go to the wedding hall. He later put the gifts inside a taxi and left the place. The gifts including cash worth about 3 million kyat,” said the person.
“First, we thought he was a hotel staff. The two families do not know each other well. It’s our shortcoming. Later, we thought he was their [bride’s] family member.”
The security footages showed that the impostor avoided cameras “professionally”.
The relatives said they assumed the man would be a staff from the hotel because he knew everything about the hotel and its security systems.
The hotel authorities promised to check every single staff, a relative said.
However, the hotel management could not be reached for comment.