Vigilantes in Delta state caught and set suspected phone thief and a POS robber ablaze in Ughelli.
It was gathered that the security operatives caught one of the suspects who said to specialise in snatching mobile handsets, on Tuesday morning, June 29.
He was caught dispossessing his victims of their valuables at a building housing Kabaka Printing Press at Ekiugbo area.
An eyewitness account reveal that the suspect had sneaked into one of his victims’ Make-Up store at about 9.15 a.m with a toy gun.
He further.added that the owner of the store, who was vigilant enough to discover that the gun the suspected armed robber was carrying was a toy gun, grabbed him and screamed for help.
The eyewitness said:
“We heard an unusual noise from one of the stores in the upstairs and we rushed to see what was happening only to meet a man with a pistol rushing down from one of the apartments; then we decided to run for our dear lives,”.
“We heard the owner of the Make-Up store shouting “ole ole ole,” so people started chasing him as he ran into St. Theresa’s Grammar School premise. He met his match when Ekiugbo Vigilante team, who were on hand during the pandemonium, accosted him and engaged him.”
The other suspect was gunned down by vigilantes and set ablaze along Ughelli Express Road by Glass House on Sunday, June 27.
According to report, the suspect snatched a phone and money from a POS operator and tried to flee on a motorcycle before he was caught.
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