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Police Releases Photos of Vandals Targeting Government Cars

Uganda Police are looking for a group of criminals involved in multiple attacks and damaging of government owned vehicles.

The suspects, riding on motorcycle(s) have been targeting government vehicles using improvised petrol bombs metallic objects to hit on the windscreens.

Police says so far, 3 incidents have been reported in Katwe, Nateete and Busega.

“We suspect that the criminals’ intention is to force government to stop health guidelines against carrying of passengers by bodaboda motorcyclists that government put in place to contain the spread of Coronavirus,” Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman Patrick Onyango.

“The joint security teams have identified five suspected criminals, who have been using these motorcycles and we are pursuing them. One of the motorcycles is registration number UEU 391F.”

According to Onyango, on June 23, the suspects attacked a government vehicle registration number UG 0450T but the occupants survived unhurt.

“In the second incident, the suspects politely asked the driver of motor vehicle registration number UG 0182H to stop for them to cross. When the driver stopped, they pulled out a hammer and hit the windscreen. The criminals were unable to execute their crime and fled after their hammer fell in the car,” he said.

“The third was conducted at Busega-Mityana Roundabout when criminals hurled a flammable liquid in the bottle in a government vehicle registration number UG 0199K, a Toyota Fortune on June 26, 2020.  This explosive busted into flames on the co-driver’s side, but the public nearby extinguished the fire.

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Onyango says police are currently hunting the suspects who could face charges of malicious damage to government property and other offences.

The Public has been called to report any information on these suspects on numbers: 0714668079, 0714667793, 0718452616, 0715986952, 0715989979, 0772858872

 

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