They were the ultimate tag team stealing machine until authorities put an end to it.

The police in Bayelsa State have arrested two minors who specialize in snatching hand bags in Yenagoa.

Abel Miracle, aged 12, and David Agbagidi, aged 14, were apprehended at Julius Berger roundabout within the metropolis.

Luck ran out on them after a commercial tricycle operator alerted the police when he noticed their suspicious behavior.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa State Command, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the arrest.

"The driver of the tricycle, one Jacob Philip, drove to the Julius Berger roundabout and alerted policemen that he suspected the two children he was carrying were thieves.

"The children took to their heels and the policemen chased and arrested them. The sum of N134,400 was recovered from them. They confessed to stealing the money from a bag belonging to an unknown person at Swali waterside. Investigation is ongoing", he said.