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April 10, 2007

Never Mind tha Car, How Much Petrol is in it?

An interesting way to make a living. Stealing cars, not for the cars, but for the petrol in them:

A serial car thief in Myanmar who stole 11 vehicles in six months was only after the fuel, which is severely rationed in the military-run former Burma, a police source said on Tuesday.
   

Police caught Maung Myo Win red-handed last month as he was trying to climb into a minivan in downtown Yangon, the semi-official Myanmar-language Crime Journal reported.

   

Under questioning, it emerged he had been involved in at least 10 other vehicle thefts in which the cars were left in another part of the capital with empty fuel tanks.

   

"As far as I know, he just stole the petrol," said a policeman, who requested anonymity.

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