A gang of robbers whose modus operandi is to attack, snatch and run and in some cases,maim their victims met their water loo today.
This happened along Umezurike Hospital Road by Nworie River.
An unsuspecting young Lady was walking along the said road,not knowing that he was being trailed by the hoodlums operating with a Try cycle(Keke).
Eye witness accounted that as they approached the Lady, they grabbed her handbag and hit the road.
The attack made the victim to raise alarm which attracted ever vigilant and conscious Imolites including operatives of Imo Civil Guards. The criminals were given a hot chase that made them to run.
Thier trick to distract those pursuing them by throwing away the Handbag yielded no fruit as the charged pursuers sustained their pursuit.
In the melee that ensued, plain cloth Police officers patrolling around joined them.
Yours sincerely moved in too for the Media coverage.
Along the line, the criminals abandoned the Try-Cycle and ran to the Nworie River Bush.
Immediately, the area was cordoned and with spirited efforts, one of them was caught.
The police presence stopped the masses from executing jungleJustice immediately.
Investigating, people around quickly testified that the caught criminal is a known face who specializes in snatching of bags,phones etc.
They equally testified that sometimes, the criminal will pose as an ENTRACO official to unleash unimaginable wickedness on motorist.
This has justified the efforts of the GM ENTRACO to guard against impersonation of the Corp. This he did by officially launching a uniform for their use.
The criminal has since been taking to State CID for further investigations.
Credit: Nwadike Chikezie