A video that was captured by CCTV cameras within the premises shows the thieves who were disguised as employees of the National Water and Sewage Cooperation -NWSC entering the private residence at lower estate in Edinburg Avenue, Kyambogo Kampala and holding the occupants captive before taking off with the cash.
Police are hunting four imposters who posed as National
Water Sewerage Corporation -NWSC staff to execute a robbery in which $4,500 and other currencies amounting to 85 million Shillings was stolen from a private residence in Kyambogo, eastern Kampala.
A video that
was captured by CCTV cameras within the premises shows the thieves who were disguised
as employees of NWSC entering the private residence
at lower estate in Edinburg Avenue, Kyambogo Kampala and holding the occupants
captive before taking off with the cash.
In the video,
three men and a woman dressed in uniforms similar to those of National Water and Sewerage corporation-NWSC are seen taking hostage a home cook who is visibly a Chinese national, and a house maid, who the thugs tie up and then execute the robbery.
After the thugs entered
the home in pretense of coming to check the water meter however, the house
occupant was grabbed by the neck as he showed them around.
The house maid who
came minutes later is also held captive as the muggers’ tie them up in the
washroom and start to search the house.
Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed the incident, saying that it
happened on 31 March 2021 in a residence located in Kyambogo, eastern Kampala.Police is still trying to trace the thugs, although they covered faces with helmets.
It’s reported that the thugs got 85M in the house but also broke the safe and made off with an
extra 4,500 US Dollars. “We are hunting for these men and a woman with the help of the
CCTV camera footage we recovered from the house, and the surrounding areas," said
NWSC Public Relations Officer Sam Apedel told Uganda
Radio Network-URN that thugs are ever on the lookout for loopholes to
use and steal from unsuspecting victims.
comes to your home as an employee from NWSC to read your water meter or
to fix any reported case, ask them for their employment ID’s, look
at your water bill, there is a name and number of your area relations manager and first call to be sure of such a person," said Apedel.
the public to be security conscious during these periods when criminals keep
on changing their tactics and targets.
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He also advises members of the public to
take time to know their branch managers and have their contacts to avoid such circumstances in case of any issue that requires someone from the company.