Nemesis on Wednesday caught up with two hoodlums said to be specializing in robbing Point of Sale (POS) operators and other soft targets in the Uyo metropolis as angry youths overpowered and set them ablaze.

The charred remains of the suspected thieves were still smoldering and sending thick smoke into the air when our Correspondent visited the scene of the incident.

It was gathered that the incident occurred at about 10:30 am, when two robbers on motorcycle tried to overpower a PoS attendant, while dispensing cash to customers at Ikot Oku Ikono, near the newly commissioned fly-over bridge, on the outskirt of Uyo, the state capital.

An eyewitness Nyenime Effiong, a tricycle operator told newsmen that the suspects ran out of luck, when the alarm raised by the PoS attendant attracted angry youths, who pounded on them and immediately set fire on them before the arrival of Police operatives.

“They thought their operation would be swift, but it turned to be end-of-the-road for them. They arrived on motorcycle and the one on the passenger seat alighted and suddenly accosted the PoS operator with a gun and demanded for cash.

“She immediately screamed at the sight of gun, but in a swift reaction, some commercial minibus and tricycle drivers with other angry youths trooped to the scene, chased the thieves to where they were overpowered.

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