KAMPALA – Jinja Road Police on Tuesday foiled an attempted burglary forcing suspects to abandon a safe containing Ushs82 millions they had stolen from the warehouse.
The suspects attacked the warehouse premises belonging to Virony Finefair Uganda Enterprises Ltd located at 6th Street Industrial Area at 1 am, after surveillance and assessing the security weaknesses.
The suspect’s efforts were however foiled by foot patrollers who were later reinforced by the motorised mobile 999 patrol.
The company administrators have thanked the police for their timely response and swiftness and confirmed that the 82million shillings cash was still intact.
Two suspects identified as Isaac Angura, Joseph Oluka born of Bukedea and Serere respectively are currently in police custody at Jinja Road Police Station to assist with investigations in connection to the attempted office burglary.
According to the 2017 Police crime report, crimes reported to police increased by 3.3%. However, there was a decrease in the following crime categories, economic crimes, sex-related crimes, breakings, robbery, assaults and political/ media crimes.