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Police Burst Makindye Housebreak-in Racket, Arrest 8 Suspects

According to Owoyesigyire, the suspects were picked up in an operation by Katwe police Division targeting groups behind a spate of robberies in Bunamwaya and Ndejje and Zaana in the past few weeks.
some of the items that was recovered during the recent Nansana, Kasubi Operations by crime intelligence

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Police have burst a racket of people suspected to be behind house break-ins in Makindye Division in Kampala.

The Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, says that police have arrested eight people suspected to be part of the racket. The suspects are John Ssempijja alias Monde, Patrick Konde alias Konde, Hamidu Ssentongo, Henry Ssenyonjo, Ronald Kyalimpa, Alex Isimbe, Johnson Ojambo and Philip Kato.  


According to Owoyesigyire, the suspects were picked up in an operation by Katwe police Division targeting groups behind a spate of robberies in Bunamwaya and Ndejje and Zaana in the past few weeks. Records at Katwe police division show that more than ten house break-ins have been registered in Makindye-Ssabagabo in the last one month.  

During the operation, police recovered 11 Flat TV screens, 3 home theatres, 9 small hoofers, 11 different remotes, 1 small blender, 1 microwave warmer, 1 small fan, 1 laptop, 5 phone chargers and 1 gas cooker with its cylinder among other items believed to have been stolen.  

Owoyesigyire says that police searched the residences of John Ssempijja alias Monday, Konde Patrick alias Konde who are believed to be ringleaders of the group and recovered housebreaking instruments such including a big plier for cutting padlocks, a machete, sharp knives and a hammer.   He says that they have stepped up security to arrest more suspects still at large.

 

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House break-ins in Kampala metropolitan areas have increased in recent months, according to the police. Other cases have been reported in Lungujja, Kasubi, Namungoona, Mengo Kisenyi, and Nansana areas where criminals reportedly cut roof tiles and douse their victims to gain access to the properties. 

Recently, the police crime intelligence unit arrested Frank Ainebyoona, William Ssenyondo and Nyesiiga Precious believed to be the masterminds of house break-ins in Kasubi and Nansana.

The trio was arrested from Nansana, Namungoona and Kasubi following numerous reports of attacks on residents by machete-wielding thugs.

According to the annual crime report 2020 compiled by the Police Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID, 10,113 housebreakings were reported compared to 12,919 cases registered in 2019.