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Police Arrests Factory Robbers, Stops Attack On Sand Miners

Over the weekend, Police and sister security agencies in a joint investigation arrested four panga wielding men suspected to have attacked a factory in Kabembe recently.

In the attack, the suspects caused grievous harm to investors and robbed over shs100 million and other valuables.

According to police, the suspects were found armed with machetes and were immediately arrested as they planned an attack on sand miners in Lwera along Kampala-Masaka highway.

Last month, a gang of unidentified men attacked Crane Roofings Limited factory located in Kyampisi, Mukono District, disarmed the private security guards, cut and left them with numerous injuries before making off with shs100 million.

Security agencies also revealed that they have arrested a one Hakim Kigozi and his colleague Darius Atwine.

Police said Kigozi was found in possession of large sums of money suspected to have been stolen from the Indians at the factory.

In a statement by Kampala Metropolitan Police, It was disclosed that a one Kawooya, a resident of Yesu Amala in Nansana was this time going to lead in the Lwera mission but was however tipped off about the intended arrest and fled the scene.

Security operatives arrested a one Ssejjemba, a boda boda rider said to be a close associate to Kawooya in terms of money lending.

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On arrest, Sejjemba told the operatives that he was connected to Kawooya mainly for financial support.

He further revealed that Kawooya had told him of a big mission he was planning to execute in Lwera.

When pressed hard, Sejjemba agreed to meet Kawooya in Kyengera where he was eventually arrested by security operatives as he waited to deliver the money.

“It’s true we were in the process of executing a mission of robbing money from rich sand miners in Lwera,” Kawooya told police.

All the suspects are currently detained at Jinja Road Police Station awaiting to be charged with aggravated robbery.

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