Crime & Investigation

Police Flying Squad Recovers 5 Stolen Vehicles In Jinja

As police intensifies crackdown on theft of motorcycles and vehicles, the flying squad unit on Monday conducted an intelligence led operation in which it recovered five suspected stolen vehicles from Bugembe town in Jinja district.

In the operation, two suspects were arrested in connection to car thefts, a crime which is slowly rising in the country.

The suspects are a garage owner identified as Michael Katamba and his driver, a one Geofrey Isabirye.

The five vehicles include two Toyota Noah models, two Premios and one Toyota corona.

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Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga said that the five vehicles have been transferred to Kampala Central Police Station and called upon persons who would have lost vehicles to go and crosscheck them.

“Although they bare number plates, we are not yet sure of them because there’s no proof,” Enanga said.

They bare number, Noah Silver UAU 149 D, Black Noah UAS 193L, Premio silver registration UAG 190H, Premio silver UAG 808K.

Mr Enanga urged the public to be extra vigilant as car theft is once again on the rise.

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“As we fight this crime, we call upon members of the public that when you see any suspicious transactions in either garages of fenced homes please report to police on our hotlines,” he said.

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