Two suspected thugs escaped death by a whisker after they were caught attempting to steal gas cylinders from a petrol station in Umoja along Kangundo Road.
The suspects were attacked by a mob after the petrol station’s watchman raised an alarm after spotting them attempting to break in.
The incident which happened at around 6 PM saw the mob mostly made up of mechanics operating in a garage in the area beat up the suspects with the intention of lynching them.
The mob’s intentions were however thwarted by patrol officers who came in and rescued one of the suspects.
The other suspected thug escaped.
The arrested suspect was taken to Mama Lucy Hospital for treatment before being taken to Buruburu police station.