Police in Katwe has arrested members of a criminal gang that has been robbing people of their properties using motorcycles.
During the operation carried out on Thursday, the police arrested three men, Semakula Sadiq 23, a resident of Ndejje Kanaba, Baguma Wise 19, a resident of Kisenyi social centre, Tumusiime John aka Mutoro, a resident of the social centre in Kisenyi and Lubega Mustafa aka Ade a resident of Makerere Kivvulu.
The group is alleged to have been snatching bags from pedestrians, and phones from both motorists and pedestrians before fleeing on motorcycles, which were identified by our CCTV cameras.
“Our task teams have also established that the suspects got motorcycles on loan under the guise of using them for Boda Boda business, but instead, they ended up using them to rob the public,” said Deputy PRO KMP, ASP Luke Owoyesigyire.
“We have also established where they sell the stolen items, and efforts are on to have the promoters arrested,” he added.