While many people are striving to begin the New Year on a good note, two under aged boys thought otherwise by breaking into a mechanic workshop in an attempt to steal motor spare parts, yesterday.
However, luck ran out on them when the owner of the mechanic workshop located at Kwata Amikwo Awka, Mr. Paul Nwagulu, caught one of the thieves while the other escaped.
ABS gathered that the duo have made several attempts at the workshop without success.
The sixteen year old boy, names withheld, who is a JSS 2 student of a very popular secondary school in Awka, said his reason for wanting to steal the spare parts was to use the proceeds of the crime to repair his spoilt phone.
He also said that the other thief, who is now at large, is his biological younger brother.
A resident of the area, Mrs. Vivian Maduka, noted that the thieves were products of a broken home whose parents are no longer living together.
Another resident of the area who refused to be identified, while empathizing with the mother of the culprits, stressed that the woman really need to resort to prayers in order to amend the characters of her children which have been broken.
The owner of the mechanic workshop, Mr. Nwagulu together with his security guard as well as other male residents of the area, gave the thief the beating of his life and later handed him over to his mother who came to plead on his behalf, with a stern warning that such act should not repeat itself.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS