WATERFALLS residents yesterday effected a citizens’ arrest on two suspected thieves who were caught stealing empty drums.

Wellington Chatambarara and Tatenda Sithole received a thorough hiding from the mob and were only saved by patrolling police officers.

Tatenda managed to escape, but Wellington was arrested and taken to Waterfalls Police Station.

Wellington told H-Metro that he was misled by Tatenda.

“Tatenda hired my push cart from Mbare claiming that someone paid him to fetch water for his family.

“He collected the drums from a certain house and loaded them into my push cart,” said Wellington.

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