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Police Busts Criminal Syndicate, Arrests 3 Armed Robbers

Uganda Police has burst a crime syndicate that is believed to have orchestrated violent armed robbery attacks in Kampala and immediate suburbs.

Police mouthpiece Fred Enanga, the police publicist told press today that two suspects, Emma Onenchan and Dennis Mwangusho are being detained. Previously, authorities had arrested a one Stanley Muluta alias Frank Jumbe, the suspected ringleader.

Enanga says currently, forensic data ties the above mentioned to a number of violent armed robberies.

“In addition to the two guns, we have recovered an additional gun bringing the total number to three. Ballistic evidence has tied the suspects in the three murders that have so far occurred and the six robberies”.

Charges relate to armed robbery, attempted murder and illegal possession of fire arms. Authorities are conducting a vigorous search for two more suspects at large.

Enanga says Police are still examining evidence linked to other shootings in Mpererwe, Nansana and Mbale.

The attacks

Upon being released from Prison in May, the suspects reportedly robbed occupants of a car number UBA 784 W at Kimaanya in Masaka, carjacked it and sold it in South Sudan.

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On May 14 this year, they robbed an unidentified Turkish national of a pressure machine and clothes in Katwe. It is presumed that they mistook his bag to contain money.

The same day, they waylaid a mobile money operator dealer and fled with over 600,000 at around 10:45 pm.

The victims Mr. Dennis Mwesigwa and his wife were returning from work in church zone, Nateete.

Mwesigwa was driving a black Toyota Spacio UAY 480.

On the 17th of May, the same group at Kitende cell A in Wakiso robbed a one Sanyu Nalukwago, a mobile money agent of 16 million shillings at around 7:20 pm. Nalukwago as well was trailed all the way from Nateete until Kajjansi in a white Toyota Wish number UBE 418 A.

Enanga says this same vehicle was cited in the Katwe robbery.

In the process they fatally shot one Raphael Walugembe.

These goons are also linked to the double murders of two female mobile money dealers in Zanna.

Pt. Emma Onenchan and Pt. Dennis Mwangushya are army deserters while Stanley Muluta alias Frank Jumbe aka Ssalongo was released from jail early in April this year.

 

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