Two female thieves, who allegedly specialize in robbing shops, supermarkets, boutiques and restaurants in Akwa Ibom State under the pretext of buying goods, have been arrested.
The suspects were identified as Grace Ekpo and Mfon Daniel.
The suspect, natives of Itiam Ikot Ebia, Uyo Local Government, were caught by some members of the public shortly after they robbed a boutique located at No. 15 Ekpo Obot Street and were handed over to men of the Akwa Ibom Police Command.
The sales girl, Imaobong Isaiah while speaking to newsmen said: “The two girls entered my shop on pretence to buy from me but after picking all the costly female hand bags, shoes, men gens, hand watches and cloths worth forty-five thousand naira; instead of them to pay for what they have bought, they sent me to go and buy them drinks. So, I went to buy drinks for them at the nearby shop.
“As I returned, I met them making calls, and immediately their operational Keke man who was on a standby to pick them came and they went inside the Keke with all my cloths without paying.
“So, I told them to give me my cloths, they refused. So, I started shouting, help! Thief! But the Keke man had already moved.
“As God would like it, luck ran out on them, the people around and people using car pursued them and caught them.”
The suspects who are currently in police custody admitted to being involved in all kinds of robbery, after being interrogated.
One of the suspects said, “When we entered people shop, anything you sell we will pack the most costly ones; after which we will ask you to get us water or send you on an errand, that will make us run away with the goods without paying for it.
“We rob women in Keke, we pick recharge card bags and anything that would fetch us quick money.”