hurry up. Come and see. Several planks from the
back of our neighbor's house have been removed,"
cried Cassie one morning.
"Where ?" enquired her mum.
"There ... can't you see ? There's a gap in the
wall -- big enough for one person to crawl in."
Cassie's mother, Madam Sue, peeked through the
windows. "Oh yes. I see it. the house looks like
its been ransacked. Hey, I think there's someone
inside. Yes, the thief is still there."
that moment, the thief turned and noticed the
two ladies looking at him. Realizing he was
being watched, the grabbed a stick and tried to
"Come, Cassie. The thief is getting away. We've
no time to lose."
mother and daughter pair rushed out and
the thief who tried to attack them.
hit him hard with a piece of wood and the thief
dropped the stick," said Madam Sue to the
reporters later. "He also punched me in the face
when Cassie and I tried to hold him down, " she
added, showing the swelling on her face and
bruises on her hand.
Another neighbor, who heard their shouts for
help during the struggle with the thief, came to
their aid. Together, they tied up the thief with
some cloth before handing him over to the