After nearly two months of hunting, crime intelligence on Sunday arrested one, Anisha Arinaitwe, an alleged habitual phone snatcher targeting Kololo residents.
Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed that Arinaitwe 28, was arrested at Bakuli, Namirembe Parish, Rubaga Division.
It all started when Kololo residents working out in the evening or early morning hours complained of a woman who was grabbing their phones. The suspect could sometimes disguise as a jogger when her actual mission is targeting unsuspecting joggers.
One of the victims, Rosette Atuhaire, filed a case on January 4, 2020 that her phone a Nokia Asha has been stolen by a female she met along Kololo Airstrip. Atuhairwe is a Marketing officer at Fresh Diary and a resident of Nyonyi Gardens.
“I was walking a few metres from my home and an anonymous woman snatched my phone. I think she had been trailing me without my knowledge,” Atuhaire reportedly said in her statement at Kololo Airstrip Police Station.
Kololo police started a search and upon checking records, it was noticed other people had fallen victim of anonymous female thief. Kololo police with the help of Closed Circuit Television – CCTV cameras erected at some residences in Kololo and started reviewing various footage.