Thief reportedly jumps into Lagos lagoon after snatching phone in traffic

Thief reportedly jumps into Lagos lagoon after snatching phone in traffic

Lagos state is definitely not a place for the fainthearted. It is filled with several Nigerians who go about trying to earn a living. Whether it is a legitimate living is another matter entirely.

Individuals are often warned to be at alert when on the streets of Lagos owing to the number of criminals looking for whom to dupe.

Legit.ng recently gathered the report of a young thief who was apprehended after he stole someone's phone.

According to reports, the man had jumped into the lagoon after snatching a phone from an unsuspecting passenger in Lagos traffic.

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Unfortunately for the criminal, he could not swim and he eventually had to be rescued by passersby.

One of his rescuers even threatened to push him back into the lagoon after the phone was recovered, but he was cautioned by people who told him to let the police handle the matter.

Thief reportedly jumps into Lagos lagoon after snatching phone in traffic

Passersby recovering the stolen phone from the rescued thief Photo: @amandachisomblog_ / Instagram
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Meanwhile Legit.ng previously reported that a roadside thief was caught and punished by the passengers he tried to steal from.

It was gathered that the thief had attempted to steal a phone from one of the occupants in a moving car. The passengers had however managed to grab his hand and they rained several slaps and punches on him as the car drove on.

The thief pleaded for mercy but they made sure to not give in to his pleas.

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