Speaking to Uganda Radio Network, Baryankoraki, said that after robbing the phones, the thugs fired several bullets in the air as they fled from the crime scene.
Julius Hakiza,the Albertine region police spokesperson confirmed the attack on the businessmen.
Three armed thugs have raided a mobile money agent and electronics shop in Kakumiro district making off
with 30 smartphones and an unspecified amount of money. The thugs stormed the shop in Mwitanzige trading center in Mwitanzige sub-county around 9 pm.
The gunmen first approached
Denis Bagonza, a mobile money agent pretending to be customers before they placed him
at gunpoint and ordered him to surrender whatever he
had. They later stormed an electronics
shop belonging to Yasin Baryankoraki, whom they also placed at
gunpoint and ordered him to all the smartphones in the shop.
They made off with
30 new smartphones. Speaking to Uganda Radio Network, Baryankoraki, said that after robbing the phones, the thugs fired several bullets in the air as they fled from the crime scene. Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police spokesperson, says that they have commenced investigations into both cases.
says that they have recovered a cartridge from the crime scene to help their
investigations. Attacks on people especially the business community
have been common in Kakumiro and Kagadi districts.
In March 2021, four
armed robbers attacked a Centenary bank agent in Kakumiro district robbing an
unspecified amount of money. In October 2020, armed thugs raided Kakumiro district and
robbed 16 million Shillings from a businesswoman in Kuhuna Trading Centre.
The six thugs, armed with a gun raided a shop owned
by one Margret Basemera and held her at gunpoint before ordering her to
surrender all the money she had in her possession. The robbery took
place around 9 pm in Kisiita West Cell, Central ward, Kisiita Town Council