Gold shop robbery foiled in Rangoon

A 17-year-old teenager was arrested on Monday following a failed robbery attempt at a gold shop in Rangoon’s Latha Township. The teenager allegedly posed as a customer and asked a clerk at the Tai Ong gold shop on the Maha Bandoola Road to show him two gold necklaces before grabbing them and running. He was apprehended by a crowd of bystanders, according to a man who assisted with his arrest. The suspect is facing charges under Article 380 of the Penal Code, according to Katha police.