- A pick-pocket at Lapaz in Accra has been beaten to pulp by an angry mob
- The thief, in his late twenties, snatched the bag of a woman
- Traders have warned of killing thieves this festive season
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Traders at Lapaz in the Greater Accra Region have sent a strong warning to pick pockets and thieves.
These traders, in an interaction with Adom News say attempt to pickpocket or snatch a bag will cost the life of the perpetrator. It all happened when a thief, who was riding a motor bike, snatched the bag of a woman as she made her way through the crowd at Lapaz.
It was her scream that caught the attention of onlookers, who in turn chased after him. He was beaten to pulps and was left gasping for his life on the shoulders of the George Walker Bush Highway.
The intervention of the police came to naught. Angry onlookers – mostly male traders there – seized the motorbike of the thief and left him on the scorch bare street as he battled for his life with weak gasps of breathe.
As the festive season inches closer, the Ghana Police service has issued an alert on the various hotspots for crime and petty thievery. Market centres around Lapaz, Nkrumah Circle, Makola among others are all hotspots for crime and petty thievery.
“We shall kill any thief who attempts to rob us or passers-by in Lapaz. This is a firm warning we are sending out to these thieves. If they value their lives, they must back off,” the men stated.
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