Man Arrested After Botched KBZ Robbery Attempt

By The Irrawaddy 6 January 2016

A man suspected of attempting to rob a Kanbawza (KBZ) Bank branch in Magwe Division on Tuesday has been arrested.

Burma’s state-run newspaper reported that Myo Satt, who allegedly tried to take cash from the bank after he started a fire inside a toilet in the building at around 1pm, was apprehended by local police after a review of CCTV recordings.

A bank staffer told The Irrawaddy that a man had started the fire in an effort drum up chaos just before attempting to take money from one of the bank counters.

“He doesn’t look as if he’s from this area, and it seems as if he planned this in advance. Bank employees caught him before he was able to run away with a bag of cash,” the employee said.