Crime & Investigation

Police Recover 3 Guns, Ammunition From Robbers In Investigation

Masaka police has recovered three guns in the ongoing investigations into a hardware robbery that took place last month.

Armed robbers stormed Moses K. hardware on Muto complex in Masaka town and stole four hundred million shillings before shooting dead two people on spot.

The two people that were gunned down were a security guard under UPDF reserve force and a casual labourer.

Police said, they used CCTV camera footage where they were able to identify one of the suspects.

Police operatives stepped up a search which led to the arrest of the first suspect identified as Julius Tweheyo from Ntugamo district.

During interrogation, the suspect identified his accomplices one being Wakube James alias Imran, a resident of Busega in Kampala.

As the investigation carried on, police identified more suspects who were involved in the robbery.

Speaking to ChimpReports, the Deputy Police Spokesperson SP Patrick Onyango said that police also arrested a one Derrick Jumba who was hiding in the island district of Kalangala in connection with the robbery.

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Onyango said that the suspect confessed to have participated in the robbery as he was arrested with USD 2,500.

According to the police publicist, the suspect also identified a one Kiwanuka Paul who he said kept the guns.

Police operatives immediately arrested Kiwanuka who was found with three guns including the one that was stolen from the UPDF soldier.

In the recovery, security operatives also picked 49 rounds of ammunition.

The guns recovered are registration number UGPOL 49029251, UPDF49029251 and SAR11200917.

Onyango also told chimp corps that the police gun recovered from the operation was stolen from a police officer in Kyotera.

Police Spokesperson said that they have so far recovered 20 million shillings but still tracing for a one Kayemba Godfrey suspected to have the bigger share of the money.

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