Thimphu police recently apprehended two men in connection to mutiple larceny cases. One suspect is a 28-year- old unemployed man from Zhemgang while the other suspect is a 44-year-old taxi driver from Mongar.
Thimphu police said around 40 cases of larceny, mainly to do with snatching of bags and mobile phones from people, has been reported so far this year. Though the suspect snatched the hand bags of ladies, he took only the money and threw the bags in different places.
Police said that they have linked the suspect to 25 cases out of 40 registered cases, and the suspect has also confessed to the crimes. The suspect is being detained for further investigation to check for his involvement in the rest of the cases. Police have recovered a few of the thrown bags and belongings.
Similarly, police have received 10 cases of larceny where the complainants visiting the Buddha Point lost their money kept inside their parked cars. Police with the help of Buddha Point management apprehended a taxi driver on 10 March.
As of now, he has confessed to his involvement in five different cases. The police said that since the arrest of the two suspects, there have been no new cases of bag or mobile snatching and money stolen out of parked vehicles.