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Drama as residents arrest armed robber

Residents in Kiwatule, a Kampala suburb foiled a robbery (FILE PHOTO)

KAMPALA – Residents of Kiwatule, a Kampala suburb, on Monday afternoon, foiled an attempted robbery after a gunman entered the offices of Liquid Cash Emergency Loans with intent to rob.

The suspect, Isaac Mulengenyi, 23, reportedly fired in the air to scare onlookers. However, a mob charged at him, arrested him and handed him over to police.

A case of aggravated robbery has been opened at Ntinda Police Station Vide CRB 123/2019 while a rifle has been recovered with nine rounds of ammunition. The suspect is still being detained at Ntinda pending appearance before court.

On Monday, thugs attacked a supermarket in Kagadi District and killed a security guard before fleeing with unspecified sums of money.

The Kagadi district police commander, Mr. Romeo Ojara Oneck, said Mr.Luke Duramani, a resident of Hoima Town who was guarding a supermarket in Nankulabye cell, Kagadi Town council in Kagadi district, died of gunshot wounds on Monday morning.

Ojara said that the deceased was allegedly attacked by thugs who stabbed him to death at around 2am in wee hours of Monday.

‘‘This morning unknown people attacked the supermarket at around 2 am. The thugs pretended to be buying fuel and when the security guard approached them, they attacked him, beat him up and he ended up dying. Another security guard from nearby came and tried to help and he was also beaten badly.

The incident comes a day after six armed thugs robbed a supermarket and killed a guard in Kampala on Saturday.

The armed thugs, using motorcycles without number plates, were armed with Sub-machine gun and a pistol. They robbed the supermarket of an unspecified amount of money and a Mobile Money shop of Shs4.5m in Mpererwe on Gayaza Road.

The deceased Tight Security guard Pilson Okot died of bullet wounds at Mulago Hospital.

The thugs also shot and injured a motorist, who attempted to block them as they fled the scene

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