Friday, 10 March 2017

18-year-old female athlete nabs phone thief after hot chase

A notorious phone thief, James Amesiba met his match recently after he stole the phone of Elizabeth, a former 100, 200 and 400 meters athlete who gave him a hot chase for about 10 minutes before catching up and overpowering him.

The dramatic incident happened at Kumasi suburb of Asafo in Ghana. Amesiba was taken to the Asokwa police after the incident. The thief had snatched the phone from her while she was inside a taxi travelling. She stepped down to do the unthinkable bringing the area to a halt as people watched.

According to Graphic Online, the physically-fit lady trapped the man to the ground and screamed for help till some youth assisted her to send the thief to the police station.

She further revealed that she was returning from a church programme with a brother at Santase and on reaching Asafo, she decided to make a quick call while they were stuck in heavy traffic.

Amesiba who was said to be lurking around apparently spotted Elizabeth making the call and in a flash, snatched the phone and bolted.

Unfortunately for Elizabeth, she and the other passengers in the taxi had been trapped because the door locks were malfunctioning.

She then decided to go through the window, took off her sandals and gave the criminal a hot chase till she arrested him.

The Asokwa District Police Commander, DSP George Bawa, who confirmed the story to the Daily Graphic said the wanted phone snatcher would be arraigned before court on Monday.

He cautioned passengers especially those who sit by the windows to be wary of their personal safety when receiving or making calls.

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