By Spy Uganda
The Territorial Police in West Nile and Arua have intensified the hunt for two Saracen (U) Ltd guards in the saga involving theft of two UNHCR multimillion vehicles.
According to Police, these two guards abandoned their guns and disappeared from their guard point at the UNHCR offices located at Yumbe road in Mindreba village on 14.12.2021 before a group of thugs broke into this Agency’s offices, vandalised the CCTV cameras and took off with two high-value vehicles from the parking yard.
The vehicles that were stolen included a Toyota Landcruiser Double Cabin Pick-up reg no. UBE 496B and an Ambulance Toyota Landcruiser UBK 403M under registration number UBE 496B and UBK 403M respectively.
Police says a third motor vehicle was vandalised and left in the parking.
Police adds that the vehicles were tracked down and established to be in the North-Eastern DRC. ”An alert was sent to our counterparts who impounded and parked them at Arua Police Station.”
Each year, cars are stolen and driven into the North Eastern DRC, where they generally remain. According to Police, the proximity of the West Nile to the North Eastern, DRC and the strong demand for 4WD vehicles are two contributory factors to the theft of motor vehicles from Ugandan.
”Efforts are now in place through Interpol, to have the two high-value vehicles, transferred to Uganda,” says Police.