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Angry mob beats thief into a coma after being caught stealing tricycle

By Mason White 4:42 AM February 4, 2014
The stolen tricycle 

By: Anika Rao
A thief was beaten into a coma after he was caught red-handed stealing a tricycle, police in Nigeria said.

The thief, who was identified as a member of an armed robbery gang that focuses on stealing tricycles at gunpoint, was beaten in Asaba, Delta State.

Other members of the gang managed to escape after snatching the tricycle, but a crowd that gathered at the scene managed to capture one of the men.

The owner of the stolen tricycle called police, but before the police could reach the scene, the thief was beaten into a coma.

The thief was transported to a local hospital in critical condition, and he was placed under arrest.

Police launched an investigation and managed to arrest the other members of the armed robbery gang. They also recovered the stolen tricycle.

Charges are still pending.