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Police Burst Criminal Hideouts, Arrests Nine Armed Robbers, Recovers Six Guns

Police in Ntungamo in close coordination with Crime Intelligence Headquarters and Flying Squad has arrested nine notorious suspects and recovered 4 guns, and 3 suspected stolen motorcycles, in one of the most successful operations on gang crime.

The suspects have been identified as Kalenzi Rogers, Nuwagaba Obadiah,Bahati Fred, Mbogo Brian, Tumwiine Augustine and Nkurunziza Sam. Several exhibits which include; 2 guns, 3 motorcycles, with registration numbers, UEL 889A, a TVS, UEW 972W, a Bajaj Boxer, and
UET 627F, also a Bajaj Boxer, and facial masks, have been recovered.

The guns and cartridges have also been submitted to the Forensic Laboratory for further analysis.
Six out of the nine suspects arrested, allegedly participated in 17 armed robberies, from August, 2019 to- date. These include; 5 in Ntungamo, 2 in Kiboga, 01 in Bulaga, 01 in Kyengera, 01 in Matugga, 01 in Bulenga, 01 in Wakaliga, 01 in Kasangati, 01 in Kibibi, 01 in Kitemu, Masaka road, 01 in Mbale and 01 in Lyantonde.

Meanwhile, in a separate operation, the police at Bwebajja has arrested three armed suspects who robbed a home in Bwebajja and stole several household items. The suspects are; Mawanda David, alias Sekka, Nsubuga Gerald and Kulusia Ronald who are all in police custody. The hunt for two other suspects is ongoing. Two riffles were recovered, and exhibited with
other household items.

Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga confirmed arrests. He said: “The efforts above are part of our wide raging initiatives, designed to significantly reduce the incidence of gang crime. We would like to inform the public that the arrests bring the violent and aggressive careers of the suspects to a halt, and will no doubt bring some measure of justice to their many victims. We do commend our joint security agencies for their tireless pursuit of justice against these violent suspects who threaten the safety and stability of our neighborhoods.”

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