Police Arrest 3 Robbers Breaking Into City Shops During COVID-19 Lockdown

Police Arrest 3 Robbers Breaking Into City Shops During COVID-19 Lockdown

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By Spy Uganda

The Police in Kampala on Tuesday night arrested three robbers who were found breaking into shops during the Coronavirus curfew hours.

The suspects who include Abasa aka Duplicate, Sande Gerald and Nyenso Magisibo are detained at CPS Kampala, after they were arrested by the Police Patrol Team as they were trying to break  into a shop along Ben Kiwanuka Street in the city centre . Upon being searched, they were found with knives, narcotic drugs and other rudimentary implements they were using to break into the shop.

It has also been established that one of them, Sande, was previously charged with robbery in court last year and remanded to Luzira although he was later released.

Some of the tools they were using to break in; plus the sticks of marijuana they had

Investigations are still ongoing and the trio will be arraigned before a court of law after consulting with the state attorney on the charges to be preferred against them.

 Meanwhile, the police had earlier on also arrested six suspects for opening shops at Nasser Road in Kampala, yet their action was defying the Presidential directives banning non-food business operations for 14 days.

Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango said that “We have  learnt that the six were transported in lorry box body up to Nasser Road alongside others who took off when they saw security officers arriving.”

He added that security got information about their defiance and immediately dispatched to deal with them.

The suspects include; Achileo Yisufu, Kizito Pascal, Byamusha William, Matovu Alex , Engemu William and Kagoro Meddi.

They are being charged under section 117 of the Penal Code Act and are currently detained at CPS Kampala as investigations continue.

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