A 35-year-old man has been arrested by police in Mbarara city for alleged robbing people with a fake gun.
Samson Kusasira, the Rwizi regional police Spokesman identifies the suspect as God Byaruhanga, a resident of Nyakitunda village in Isingiro district.
Kasasira, says Byaruhanga and his accomplice were intercepted last night in Nkokonjeru cell in Kamukuzi Division where they were trying to rob a Bodaboda rider.
But his accomplice, one Dogo Black; who he claims to be the ring leader managed to escape.
Kasasira says the night operation followed an outcry from residents of Boma and Nkokonjeru about armed robbers terrorizing them at night.
Agnes Kwarikunda, a resident of Kiyanja, a victim said she was waylaid last week at around 7:30 Pm while heading home, beaten and her bag containing Ugx 50,000 and a phone taken.
Kasasira, says that robbers are using curfew hours to terrorize isolated places with residences but says that even though curfew is still on, theft cases in Mbarara are on an increase with the recent being on Saturday the 11/07/2020 when three men were arrested from Nyarubanga cell, Kakiika Division Mbarara City with cattle in a Toyota wish motor vehicle registration number UBF 859X