POS robbers set ablaze in Enugu

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Two persons said to be terrorising point of sale (POS) operators on Independence Layout, Enugu, the Enugu State capital were on Wednesday set ablaze by an angry mob.

The duo who operated in a tricycle were caught by irate youths after they robbed a PoS operator and attempted to run away in their tricycle, an eyewitness said.

“After robbing the PoS operator, the robbers fled when the residents raised the alarm. Some youths gave them a hot pursuit but they were knocked off their tricycle by a moving vehicle.

“The youths caught up with them at Bisala Road and set them ablaze. These boys have been robbing PoS operators and shops. Today nemesis has caught up with them,” an eyewitness said.

The situation caused a traffic jam in the area as residents watched the scene and discussed the incident.

As of the time of filing this report, a patrol team of policemen had taken over the scene.