Some unknown hoodlums had over the weekend, stolen a pot of stew worth N6, 000 which was prepared by a food vendor in Obiaruku, Ukwuani Local Government Area, Delta State.
The thieves reportedly stormed the residence of the vendor identified only as Mrs. Agnes when she went in to take her bath in readiness for day’s business.
According to Vanguard, the thieves abandoned the pot of rice which was also on fire close to the pot of stew.
Recall that there has been a scarcity of tomatoes in recent times which according to the federal government was as a result of a pest known as Tomato Ebola.
A source privy to the matter admitted that times are hard, adding that there has been an increase in petty robbery around in the area.
The source said: “They left the rice because it was still boiling. Times are hard and incidents of petty robbery are on the rise in our community. Just last month, four small power generating sets, popularly known as I-pass-my-neighbour, were stolen in different places.
“In one of the incidents, family members and friends were watching the UEFA Champion’s League final between the Madrid clubs, when power supply from the generating set was suddenly cut.
“They discovered too late that the generator had been moved. Most people now put their generators inside, even when it is working. This is dangerous to the health of the people.”