Police at the Central Police Station (CPS) in Kampala are holding more than 50 suspects alleged to be top on the list of robbers terrorizing Kampala City and its suburbs.
This comes after a series or complaints of ambushing and robbing people especially women of their valuables like phones, handbags, millions of shillings among others at peak hours of the day.
According to the Deputy Police Spokesperson Kampala Metropolitan Luke Owoyesigyire, the Criminal gangs were arrested in areas of Arua Park, Kiseka Market, Owino Market, Katwe, Mutasa Kafero Street, Kibuye, Clock tower among others during a sting operation conducted by Police and other agencies.
Owoyesigyire said police had received and registered several complaints of theft, robberies within Kampala Metropolitan in the recent days.
“Actually beginning mid-December up to date cases of theft and robberies have increased in Kampala, therefore we managed to arrest top suspects whom we believe have been behind these robberies and theft in Kampala,” he said.
ASP. Owoyesigyire added that the operation would continue until all students have gone back to school because most of these criminals target students who are going back to school and rob them of cash and other valuables like phones, nice bags, shoes among others.
The criminals will after be arraigned before Courts of law on several charges including robbery and theft after investigations have been completed.
He further warned the public especially students to be vigilant for the sake of their personal security.