New Vision (Kampala)

19 December 2012

Uganda: Two Men Arrested Over Robbery

POLICE together with private security guards from Securex Security Company yesterday, arrested two thugs who attempted to break into Dabrow Uganda Limited, a construction site located in Kawempe division, in Kampala.

Those arrested were identified as Yusuf Kintu and John Bwire all residents of Tula Zone, in Kawempe.

Police said two other key suspects and the alleged masterminds of the botched operation managed to escape arrest and are still at large.

According to Police, they were tipped by intelligence sources that the group was planning to attack the site to steal coonstruction materials estimated to be worth sh12m.

Kawempe Police boss, Siraje Bakaleke said the alleged robbers had specialized in stealing construction materials from various hardware stores and construction sites in the area.

"We have been looking for these suspects for a long time. They have been on wanted list and it's good we have managed to get two of them. We are still hunting for two others who are still at large," he said.

Bakaleke said the thugs who had posed as workers at the site, were allowed in by the site guard to access the premises.

"We already had our officers around the area and immediately they began breaking into the store using master keys to open the locks, it's when we chipped in," he noted.

Police recovered eight master keys and tools including chain saw and hammers.

The suspects are being detained at Kawempe Police station and will be charged with theft and aggravated robbery.

Bakaleke said no items had been taken during the raid and revealed that Police are still hunting for the getaway car in which two other suspects took off.

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