A thief who had no alternative after stealing a handbag jumped in the dirty Odaw River to flee for his life after he was caught in the act at Kwame Nkrumah Circle.
An eyewitness, Redeemer Buatsi, said the thief after snatching the handbag passed it over to his accomplice who then bolted with the bag containing a mobile phone, wallet and other valuables.
He added that the thief, after noticing he was being watched, took to his heels and upon reaching a dead-end, decided to escape by jumping into the ‘big gutter’.
In the video Gossips24.com sighted, many attempts by his pursuers to arrest him proved futile and eventually, he manoeuvred his way to an outlet where he had friends who lowered a rope to pull him out to safety.
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