A notorious handset snatcher, identified simply as Lucky, has been killed by an angry mob at Iyara community in Warri, Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State.
It was gathered that the phone snatcher, said to be a member of a gang of hoodlums that specialised in dispossessing their victims of valuables, was caught in action at the popular Akara Junction in the area, as he attacked a young girl.
Sources said Lucky, in his desperation to forcefully dispossess the young girl of her mobile phone stabbed the girl severally in one of her arms, but the girl was said to have refused to let go of her phone despite the injuries.
It was gathered that as the struggle persisted, the girl raised the alarm calling for help to the annoyance of her assailant.
Luckily for the girl, she was said to have got positive response from some male residents of the area who rushed to her rescue and in the process overpowered Lucky and stabbed him severally.
However, Lucky reportedly managed to escape from the scene with multiple injuries and raced towards nearby Iyara Roundabout along Cemetery Road, where he later gave up the ghost due to loss of blood.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer for the Delta State Command, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the incident.