Crime

Armed thugs steal property worth millions in another robbery attack in Mukono

According to Enanga, it is alleged that the victim had come out of the house to lock the small gate, which was still open when she was unfortunately, attacked by a group of 6 thugs armed with one gun and several machetes, who had already camped in her home

Police Spokesperson CP Fred Enanga confirmed the incident (Photo/File)

MUKONO, UGANDA: Police in Mukono is investigating another case of aggravated robbery by house invasion attack in which unidentified thugs armed with guns made away with property worth millions just days after recording another supermarket robbery in the same district.

The latest robbery attack according to police happened on Saturday, June 25, 2022 when a group of armed thugs invaded the house of one Goretti Kahasha at Canan Sites Estates in Namubiru ward, Mukono Municipality. The victim has been described as a female cashier working with Regal Paints (U) Limited.

According to Police Spokesperson CP Fred Enanga, “it is alleged that on the night of Saturday, June 25, the victim had come out of the house to lock the small gate, which was still open when she was unfortunately, attacked by a group of 6 thugs armed with one gun and several machetes, who had already camped in her home.”

“They chased and grabbed her as she tried to run into the house and robbed cash Ugx 100,000/=, 5 smart mobile phones, laptop, flat Tv screen and a motor vehicle Spacio, while in colour, under registration number UAZ283X and immediately drove away from the scene,” Enanga explained in a Monday police statement.

He added during a scuffle, two person’s were injured whom he identified as Deborah Natumanya, 29, and Tukashaba Paul, 39, a staff of Uganda Railway while three were slightly injured.

These according to police were were rushed to IMC hospital in Mukono with injuries to the head, hands and legs.

He however explained that one of the immediate neighbors saw what was happening but did not bother to raise an alarm or reach the police to respond on time which could have helped in rounding off the goons.

“What is discouraging is that one of the immediate neighbours, saw what was happening and did not reach by alerting the police or other local politicians poor levels of vigilance,” Enanga explained.

The police spokesperson further urged the public to be vigilant and observant of the security situation in their areas, and take extra care especially when inside their homes.

“We urge the public to take extra care when inside their homes. Home invasions and robbery attacks, where suspects enter the compound and lie for the doors or gates to open, is one of the most serious and potentially dangerous crimes in the country,” he said. Before adding;

“Its therefore, important to always remain vigilant and practice safety measures, while inside the house further ensure all gates, doors and windows are effectively closed, constantly monitor any form of invasion in the compound, never hesitate to call the police, to report suspicious actions of people outside the house or in the compound.

Our task teams are aggressively building on leads gathered, surrounding the suspects, and will ensure the culprits are identified and brought to book.

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