Angry Thika residents on Tuesday morning set a motorbike ablaze after the rider attempted to snatch a handbag from a woman.
The owner of the motorbike is said to have escaped after he fell off his motorbike while attempting to snatch the handbag from the woman.
According to the angry residents the thug is a member of a gang of thugs on motorbikes terrorizing women in the area by snatching their handbags.
Thika OCP Paul Kiriki says that they have launched a manhunt for the gang that has terrorized the area residents for a long time now.
He says they have received reports of motorists riding in groups and stealing from residents.