The youthful male suspects are reported to be part of the youth gangs who are alleged to have broken into 21 shops and an office in Owino market and Kitgum Main Bus park respectively. The thugs made off with several items valued in millions of shillings during the break-in.
One of the garment and tailoring shops raided by unknown thugs on Thursday morning in Kitgum Municipality.
The Police have arrested six suspected thugs over allegations of breaking into several shops in Central Division, Kitgum Municipality in the wee hours of Thursday.
The youthful male suspects are reported to be
part of the youth gangs who are alleged to have broken
into 21 shops and an office in Owino market and Kitgum Main Bus park
respectively. The thugs made off with several items valued in millions of shillings during the break-in.
Kitgum Resident District
Commissioner William Komakech told Uganda Radio Network on Saturday that
the suspects were rounded up from several hideouts in
an operation conducted by police and his office within Kitgum Municipality. Komakech says several goods were also recovered from the suspect's hideouts, and from
businessmen and homes of local leaders. He however didn’t disclose the local
leaders saying the matter was still under investigation.
Komakech notes that security is
still hunting for others still at large adding that those already arrested have
disclosed relevant information that will assist them in tracking down their
accomplices. “We already have a good lead on
the remaining suspects following revelations from their colleagues,” Says
He says the suspects are
currently detained at Kitgum Central Police station undergoing
interrogation. Komakech called on businessmen whose shops were broken in to
turn at the Police station to recover their stolen goods.
Martin Abigaba, the acting Kitgum
District Police Commander declined to comment on the arrest of the
suspects saying the matter is still under investigation.
Security sources URN spoke to
says the prime suspect in the Thursday morning theft is still on the run. The
suspect whose identity has been concealed to avoid jeopardizing an ongoing investigation
is said to be holding several master keys for different types of
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