By Our Reporter
The joint security task teams have arrested 10 notorious suspects, who form part of the criminal network that has been behind a series of robberies in Mukono district.
The suspects arrested include; Nduga Reagan, Kalyango John, Mugalu William, Mbogo Sam, Kirumira Nathan, Ssenkubuwa Isma, Kizito Eria, Kinagodawa Asuman, Katende Umar ànd Golola.
During the operations, Police recovered an assortment of exhibits which include; two motor vehicles under registration number UAD728Y and UAz283Y; five motorcycles under registration numbers, UDX490K, UDE876T, UEQ533Z, UFP443P, UBJ033R; one PSO gun, 9 pangas, housebreaking implements and several suspected stolen properties.
Fred Enanga, Police Spokesperson said in a statement that upon interrogation, the suspects admitted to have participated in 13 robberies.
According to Enanga, the group carried many mischievous operations in the district stealing a number of items such as television screens, laptops, phones, money among others
“We continue to remind retail owners that agents of organized crimes are targeting their businesses. It is therefore important for them to commit more resources into hiring more security guards, target hardening, use of bright lights, conspicuously placed security cameras that can send alerts to a manager’s phone or the nearest police unit, ”Enanga advised.
He the joint security task teams from Flying Squad, Mukono and UPDF for having cracked down the criminal gang that was terrorizing residents in Mukono.
“From the time of arrests, we have not registered any new incidents of aggravated robbery. The operations continue, targeting remnants of the criminal network, “he said.