He commended the police during an interview after he was caught.
In a viral video on social media, Boubacar Diallo, a student at a technical college in Mamou, Guinea, said he knew the gravity of his crime and acknowledged that he could be jailed.
Diallo and his accomplice admitted to stealing 50million Guinean francs (N2million) from a phone shop in the north-western city.
In the video, Diallo rallied support for the police, saying more resources should be given to them.
Diallo said, “The national police head office should be congratulated. I also want to say that the police need equipment because it has well-trained officers. Serious.”
Diallo said he regretted his crime and would never go back.
Watch the video below: