Police intercept thugs, more than 160 phones recovered

Police intercept thugs, more than 160 phones recovered

Police in Bujjuko yesterday intercepted thugs who had robbed people in Kawempe.

The arrest follows a phone call from Kawempe, Lugoba Police that the thugs had robbed the area and proceeded to Mityana Road. The OC Bujjuko together with LDUs responded immediately and intercepted the said thugs as they were proceeding towards Nswanjere LCI and Jezza where they were intercepted.

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The thugs were intercepted in a motor vehicle registration number UBE 631H, A Toyota Alex.

However, one thug took off and one was arrested.
The thug who was arrested was identified as Allan Ggayi, a resident of Kyanja Gayaza and the one who took off is called Ssozi Tonny a resident of Entebbe Road.

When the vehicle was searched, we found over 160 mobile phones.
It has since been established that these thugs were targeting mobile money agents by pretending that they are either withdrawing or depositing money and in that process they exchange their phones with the agent or steal the agent’s phone without the agents’ knowledge.
Ggayi was transferred to Kawempe Police station and the likely charges are robbery and theft. The hunt for for Ssozi Tonny who is on the run continues.

“We appeal to members of the public whose phones were stolen in this manner to report to Kawempe Police station or to the other Police where they could have reported the cases,” Police said.

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