A 27-year-old self confessed pick pocket, has disclosed that he had stolen 240 mobile phones from commuters in Lagos, since he started operation one year and two months ago.
The pickpocket, Ayomide Sikiru, 27, a resident of Akala, Mushin, was arrested around 10:00 p.m on Sunday, after he successfully picked a Tecno Camon 12 from the hand bag of an elderly woman when she was trying to board a commercial bus to Ojodu-Berger, Lagos.
Sikiru, who disclosed that it took him 15 days to learn the criminal act, revealed that he operated between Thursdays and Saturdays only.
His modus operandi included boarding a bus and removing phones from ladies hand bags or men’s pockets.
Luck however ran against him after he was confronted by the owner of the phone.