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Six Suspected Motorcycle Thieves Arrested in Kampala

Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, said the suspects were arrested by Central Police Station Flying Squad Unit –FSU with the help of 999 Police Patrol following an intelligence tip-off by other security agencies.
Six people have been arrested with 20 suspected stolen motorcycles. 

Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, said the suspects were arrested by Central Police Station Flying Squad Unit –FSU with the help of 999 Police Patrol following an intelligence tip-off by other security agencies.

“999 response team last evening raided Kisenyi along Ring Road in Central Kampala and recovered 20 suspected stolen motorcycles. Six suspects were arrested to help with investigations. This was after a tip-off by intelligence agencies that the shop is being used as a base for buying and selling suspected stolen motorcycles,” Onyango said.

The suspects have been identified as Asumani Sitakange, Daus Muhagizi, Habby Ssegirinya, Ismail Muwesi, Faruk Ssekyedu and Gibson Kawuki. It is alleged that the group had stolen the motorcycles in some other areas with intent to dismantle them into spare parts.

“They are being held on charges of being in possession of suspected stolen properties. We appeal to members of the public that if your motorcycle was stolen come to CPS Kampala and cross-check with Flying Squad,” Onyango said.

Uganda People’s Defence Forces –UPDF, Military Police, FSU, Crime Intelligence, Field Force Unit –FFU and Criminal Investigation Directorate –CID have conducted several operations in Kampala targeting traders allegedly dealing in stolen motorcycles and electronics.

In the 11 separate operations, 184 shops and yards were raided on suspicion of selling suspected stolen items leading to the arrest 230 arrests and several recoveries were made. Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, said the operations were based on intelligence, following several thefts from street gangs, attacks on Boda Boda cyclists, breakings and burglaries in selected neighbourhoods, and robberies, where the stolen items, were linked to these shops and yards.

Joint security agencies seized a total of 6808 cell phones after more search certificates were found wrapped among the exhibits, 567 laptops, 15 TVs, 10 CPUs, 04 monitors, 38 hard drives and 03 modems.