A startling incident unfolded during a mass service at St Gregory Parish in Iyiowa Odekpe, Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State, as a man was caught red-handed stealing a woman’s handbag.

The incident, which occurred on Sunday, has raised concerns about the safety of worshippers in churches.

According to a Facebook post by Egbuaba Ifeaoma, who witnessed the incident, the woman had left her handbag on her seat while she went to give an offering during the early morning mass.

Upon her return, she discovered that her bag had been stolen.

Quickly raising the alarm, church members sprang into action, determined to apprehend the culprit.

The alleged thief attempted to escape by running into a concealed area, but the vigilant church members were fast in their pursuit.

Eventually, they managed to locate and apprehend the suspect, subjecting him to rough handling.


This incident serves as a reminder for people to remain cautious and vigilant, particularly during religious gatherings.

The audacity of thieves targeting worshippers in churches is a cause for concern and a need for heightened security.

As news of this incident spreads, it serves as a warning and a call for worshippers to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions to protect their belongings during service hours.

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