Gang Using 10-Year-Old Boy To Steal Busted In Katsina
A gang of three persons who allegedly specialised in ransacking women’s bags to steal valuable items during social gathering in Katsina have been arrested by operatives of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC)
The suspects included two minors and a 19-year-old boy, said DSC Mohammed-Tukur Abdara, the NSCDC Spokesman, Katsina State Command, on Tuesday in Katsina.
According to him, the gang uses its youngest member, aged 10, to go into houses where wedding or other ceremonies are taking place to steal valuables from women’s bags.
The spokesperson added that the gang used a tricycle to comb the town for homes to attack.
“The 19-year-old suspect is the one riding the tricycle which they normally use for their operations.
“While a 10-year-old boy, whom they normally give clean clothes and even wireless earphones, is used to enter any place where an event is going on, especially wedding or naming ceremony.
“Because he dresses very clean, people will think he’s an innocent boy and part of the ceremony.
“He then use the opportunity to search women’s bags and go away with their phones and other valuables,” he added.