Muhammad Hamisu, 49, a renowned burglar, was apprehended by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Jigawa State.
CSC Adamu Shehu, the State NSCDC spokesman, confirmed the arrest to DAILY POST.
He stated that the suspect was apprehended on Saturday morning by a group of shop owners whose stores had previously been burgled in Zakariyya Plaza in Dutse.
According to Adamu, the shop owners cornered and apprehended the suspect while breaking into a store.
He stated that during questioning, the suspect, who is in the key cutting and duplicating business, admitted to boarding a cab from Kano State on Friday, July 28, 2023, with the purpose to steal.
“The suspect joined water vendors who usually slept within the shops and pretended to be one of them,” he said.
“However, unbeknownst to him, one of the shop owners was suspicious of him and decided to keep a close eye on him until he saw him sneaking and moving towards the shops, using tools to break open one of the shop’s doors and gain entry.”
“As a result, the shop owner yelled for assistance from his colleagues and eventually apprehended the suspect while attempting to flee.”
According to Adamu, the suspect was arrested with 99 different sets of keys, an iron rod cutter, a plier, a wheel spanner, four pieces of padlocks, two iron rod tools, a folding knife, a mobile handset, a torchlight, an ATM card, and four pieces of sacks used for packing and concealing stolen property.