DETAILS: How tracking device led police to Nansana car robbers’ house


Police officers discovered other stolen cars and car spare parts at the house where they tracked the reported car.

Nansana – On the morning of Monday July 2, 2018, thieves broke into a home in Lungujja Kikumbi Katwe Division in Kampala, stealing a vehicle.

Unknown to the thugs, the vehicle was equipped with a GPS tracking device.

On discovering the loss of his vehicle, the owner immediately made a report at Kikumbi Police station and activated his GPS tracking device which sent several alerts of the car movements.

Through the monitoring device inserted in the vehicle, he was able to relay the robber’s real-time location information to the area police.

According to information available, police tracked the car from 6:00am on Monday and followed it to Nansana.

In the afternoon of that very day, police raided a fenced house rented by the suspects in Nansana West 2 Nakule.

Read: Police raid Nansana house, discover stolen cars, number plates

At the house, more discoveries of other stolen cars and parts were made.

Locked up in the garage were two suspected stolen vehicles. On checking the inside of one of the vehicles, police was able to discover details of the second vehicle which was later claimed by the owner.

Upon this discovery, police carried out an extensive search at the suspects’ house and recovered car number plates, implements used to break into cars and houses, general purpose spray paint, master keys, car locks, 31 log books, five car switches, car gearboxes among others.

The suspects identified as Mike Opidi and Eric Okochil are currently detained at Nansana Police Station vide SD REF 06/02/07/2018 and charged with robbery and possession of stolen property.



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