POLICE in Thaton, a town in
Mon State, are searching for suspects
in the theft Tuesday of a raw
ruby stone worth about Ks80 million,
A gemstone flashlight was also stolen.
Investigators said the precious stone was in the possession of U Hla Than, who temporarily lives in a house behind a factory on Dattawphaya Street in Leikin Ward in Thaton Township.
According to U Hla Than, he arrived at his current place of residence on 2 January, waiting for an expert to examine his gemstone. He always placed the gem bag beside his pillow. He checked his bag after his confidant told him that he found the gem bag near a drainage ditch west of the house on the morning of 6 January. There was no raw ruby in the bag.
Police Captain Than Zaw said police are still investigating possible links between this case and others.
Four people, including the complainant, his confidant and two factory workers, were questioned by police on 7 January. Police investigated four colleagues of U Hla Than on 8 January.