Police in Tororo district
have impounded a suspected stolen vehicle. Police impounded the Toyota Harrier registration number UBD 770A at Malaba
border when the suspected thieves tried to cross with it
to neighbouring Kenya on Tuesday morning.
The vehicle, which belongs to Chinese
construction firm, CATIC
is said to have been stolen from Mbuya in Kampala district. CATIC is undertaking the construction of the Uganda
People’s Defense Forces-UPDF National Referral Hospital in Mbuya.
Moses Johnson Mugwe, the Bukedi South Region police spokesperson, says that they received
information from police headquarters in Kampala about a stolen
car that was
heading towards Malaba border.
According to Mugwe, police deployed personnel who
managed to impound the vehicle when the
suspects crossed Malaba railway line. He says that they also managed to
arrest two of the four occupants of the vehicle, whose identities have been withheld
by the police.
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He appealed to vehicle owners to install the tracking devices and report such incidents
to the police to help with quick recovery.
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The impounded vehicle is parked at the parking yard at
Malaba border. The two
suspects are in custody at Tororo central police station as investigations are ongoing.