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Police nets four number plate thieves

The four suspects who were caught with stolen number plates. (PHOTO/PML)

MASAKA – The Police elite-unit Flying Squad, has arrested four suspects for stealing number plates from people’s vehicles.

The notorious criminals have been plucking off the metal plates from parked vehicles and leaving their contacts for the car owners to call and pay the gang an extortion fee before their plates could be returned.

The quartet was arrested in Masaka district has on June 14.

Some of the numbers plates that were recovered. (PHOTO/PML)

The suspects have been identified as Bbale Kitasa 27 and Habasa Charles 25 both residents of Kyotera, Kamaya Charles 36 and Ssegawa Javira 48 both residents of Rakai.

According to police, the suspects were traced to their hiding places in Rakai and Kyotera where they were found with some number plates.

“We want to appeal to the public not to send money to the phones that are left to immediately report to police when such happens,” police warned.

The suspects have been charged with theft of motor vehicle parts contrary to section 267(C) of the penal code Act.

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