Police in Old Kampala on Thursday arrested a one Mondo Twaha on allegations of house breaking and theft of motor vehicles.
Twaha was arrested from Kabusu after police got a series of phone calls in the early morning hours, about a suspect who had allegedly broken into a compound and stole a car.
Police tracking teams put out an alert call and the vehicle was spotted, impounded and the suspect arrested.
Upon questioning, the suspect told police he would wait outside banks or markets to identify his favourite vehicle and then steal them with a master key.
He told police that it took him only 20 seconds to unlock a vehicle. He would then change the chassis number and number plates.
Crime intelligence officers at Old Kampala Police say he has been evading arrest for the past three years since he would move with over 13 pairs of clothes in a suit case, suspicious of any people trailing him.
Twaha who, later admitted that he had stolen over 32 vehicles in the past few years is currently detained at Old Kampala Police Station vide SD REF. 2/26/04/2018.
Police discover missing girl in hiding
On Tuesday May 1 police in Entebbe discovered Sophia Mafi,19, a senior six student of Victory High School, previously reported to have disappeared. Madison was found hiding at her friend’s home in Entebbe, fearing her parents wrath following her poor school performance.
House maid brutalised
In Bweyogerere, police on the same day arrested a man and his wife for allegedly causing grievous harm to their house maid.
The victim worked as a maid at the residence of a one Sandra Mukibi in Kireka. The couple are said to have had fights constantly and the fighting did not spare the maid.
She was reportedly beaten with electric wires, pieces of wood, forcefully confined indoors, burnt hands, private parts, beaten with a ladle, detained in a storeroom and later Mukibi failed to pay her wages.
Police say they were notified of the matter by the victim’s family who said their daughter had been gruesomely mistreated and maimed.
Police detained the suspects at Bweyogerere Police Station vide SD REF 13/01/05/2018.
Notorious taxi robbers nabbed
On 29th April 2018 Brian Mukisa a resident of Kireka boarded taxi Toyota Hiace UBB 408U heading to Kyambogo University Chapel for prayers.
The driver of the taxi told the victim to firmly close the window, while the taxi conductor stealthily picked money from the victims laptop bag.
The duo would later claim the taxi has jerked from around Banda stage and the victim had to alight, so he would take a boda boda to his destination.
The driver told the victim that since the vehicle had not reached the desired destination, the victim should not pay the taxi fare.
On reaching out for pocket change to pay the bodaboda rider he realized his money was missing and when he tried to access the vehicle to check if he had dropped it, the driver sped off prompting the victim to take a picture of the taxi, and reported to Kireka police.
A case of theft vide SD REF. 29/29/04/2018 was opened and with the help from the public, police was able to follow the given leads and apprehend the suspects from the Northern by pass where they waited for passengers, also impounding the vehicle.
The suspects; Semeo Sebulibe 39, Emmanuel Kabanda 38 and Yunus Oryema 29 are currently detained in Kireka.
Kenyan constars arrested
Kiira Road police on April 28 arrested two Kenyan nationals for allegedly stealing from an American bussinesswoman at Acacia Mall.
The suspects; Susan Njeri 36 and James Mwora 45, were arrested and exhibits recovered following evidence from a security CCTV camera at the mall.
Security footage appears to show a man stealthily taking the bag and passing it onto his female counterpart who walked out of the restaurant like a casual customer.
The victim went to Kamwokya Police Station and reported the incident, saying she never noticed anything because she was focused a conversation during her dinner.
Both suspects are currently detained at Kiira Road Police Station and will be charged of theft and being in possession of suspected stolen items.
Police believe that the duo could be behind atleast three other theft cases that took place at Acacia mall in recent days.