UGANDA: Woman rescued  from armed thugs by Police

UGANDA: Woman rescued from armed thugs by Police

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KAMPALA – The territorial Police at Katwe Police Division and 999 patrollers intercepted a motor vehicle at Kitebi Star and rescued one Victoria Nakitende, who had been robbed and tied with a rope by armed thugs.

Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said the officers recovered Exhibits a SAR rifle with five rounds of ammunition, ropes, suspected stolen phones, motorcycle keys and breaking implements.

“The suspects were using motor vehicle registration number UAR 179L Toyota Celica,” he said in a statement.

According to Police the suspects have been identified as Isaac Massa, Senate George William and Ashraf Mubiru.

Owoyesigyire noted that they are currently detained at Katwe Police Station.

“The police are investigating allegations of being in possession of suspected stolen items, kidnap and disobedience of lawful orders since they were intercepted during curfew time,”said Owoyesigyire.

The recovered gun (PHOTO/Courtesy).

According to the 2019 crimes and road safety report,there was a remarkable rise in the number of cash robbery cases, with 426 cases reported in 2019 compared to 390 in 2018, indicating a 9.2% rise.

A total of Shs3.285b was stolen in 2019, of which Shs150 million was recovered.

Aggravated robbery of motorcycles also shot up in 2019, with 529 cases recorded compared to 481 in 2018, indicating a 9.9% increase. Kampala, Wakiso, Arua, Luweero and Gulu districts registered the highest number of case.

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