A thief was caught red handed by family members after he and two others broke into a family home, held them at knife point and demanded valuables.
Police were told that it was the grandmother of the home who wrestled with one of the thieves which eventually led to his capture. She was chopped and injured on her right arm.
His accomplices managed to escape. The men were even bold enough to raid the refrigerator for some sponge cakes.
He is currently in police custody after getting a merciless beating from family members. His accomplices are being sought.
A video clip of the lashing was posted online.