An unidentified street urchin who specializes in disposing unsuspecting persons of their valuables including mobile phones in traffic in Agege community was beaten to pulp yesterday, Friday, March 23, 2018, when he was caught in the act in the area.
InsideMainland gathered that the suspect operates with the aid of another accomplice who distracts their victim before they pounce on such people in the area.
He was apprehended when trying to steal from a victim in public glare when approached the car to briefly engage the driver in a discussion.
Immediately, the other accomplice was on the other side of the driver before he quickly stretched his hand to steal from the driver who had windows wound down.
Onlookers who noticed what was happening recorded the incident on tape before calling the attention of the driver to the incident.
Upon the arrest of the phone, his accomplice immediately fled the scene to avoid been caught in the ensuing mob action. The suspect was however pounced on by residents before he was handed over to the Police.
Meanwhile, resident who commented on the incident said the suspect had always terrorized unsuspecting persons in that axis as he is fond of stealing in traffic.