Serial car thief only after the fuel

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.
Private car owners in the southeast Asian nation, which has been under military rule for 45 years, are allowed to buy 60 gallons of fuel a month at 1,500 kyat ($1.22 at black market rates) per gallon from state-owned filling stations.
If they need more, they have to resort to the black market, where petrol is currently selling at about 4,200 kyat a gallon.

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