An unidentified suspected thief was beaten to death and set ablaze by an angry mob in Idjerhe community, Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State on Tuesday morning, November 24.
Vantage News gathered that the suspect, who was part of a two-man gang accosted a lady with a toy gun and snatched her mobile phone and undisclosed sum of money.
The victim upon realising her attackers were bearing a toy gun, raised alarm and the suspected robbers fled.
The yet to be identified victims alarm attracted the attention of people who gave the robbers a hot chase.
Lock ran out on the deceased as the irate mob caught up with him, beat him to death before setting his body ablaze.
The State Police spokesperson, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, confirmed the incident.