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Sunday, May 6, 2018

I Have Stolen Over 1,200 Phones From Lagos Commuters - Pickpocket Confesses


I Have Stolen Over 1,200 Phones From Lagos Commuters - Pickpocket Confesses

A professional pickpocket, who specializes in stealing phones and wallets has been arrested by the men of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command. The suspect confessed he has successfully stolen over 1200 phones from Lagos commuters since he joined pickpockets. 

The suspect, by name Femi Solomon, from Ogun State, was arrested on Thursday in Iyana Oworo, after stealing a Samsung phone from a commuter in a bus stampede at the bus stop.

Solomon, who claims to be an auto technician noted that he joined pickpocket gang in Obalende, where he was hawking used cloth popularly called "Okrika".

According to him, one man Ismaila by name, who was about 50 years old, "introduced me to pick-pocketing. I noticed he was coming to Obalende finely dressed with so much money. .

I admired his clean dressings and i told him I was looking for a better job opportunity, and he assured me that he was going to assist me get one. And, when he was going to introduced me to one, he said I should be following him, while I learn from him.

I was following from behind and monitoring what he was doing. We were moving from one bus stop to the other from morning till evening. He was stealing phones and wallets from passengers inside buss and at bus stops.

I followed him for
 six months and we could pick 6 to 8 phones and wallets a day from people without them knowledge. He kept everything to himself, but at the end of the day, he would give me between N4,000 to N6,000 depending on his wish.

I decided to start my on August 2016 and my target was between 4 to 5 mobile phones in a day. Once hit that target, I stop operation and I retire. I sell the phones to a friend based in Lagos Island.

From my rough estimation, I would have stolen more than 1200 phones. I operate on Mondays, Tuesdays , Fridays and Saturdays.” 
About four mobile phones were recovered from the suspect instantly.





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