Suspected armed robber operating with toy gun set on fire by mob

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An angry mob on Tuesday morning lynched and set a suspected thief on fire in Idjerhe, Ethiope west local government area of Delta state.

CRIMECHANNELS learnt that the thief had used a toy gun to rob a young lady of her phone and other of her valuables, including some money.

Photos of the burnt suspect has gone viral on social media, with several persons expressing their disgust at the way the youths took laws into their hands.The lady, upon finding out that it was a toy gun used in robbing her, raised an alarm that attracted several youths in the area who came to her rescue. The youths caught up with the thief and gave him the beating of his life, after which they put tires on him and set him ablaze.

Meanwhile, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, who confirmed the incident, said the incident had not been reported.

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