KAMPALA – Police are hunting for a man who was captured on a Closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera robbing from the sacristy at St Augustine Catholic Chapel, Makerere University.
The footage, which is dated August 12, shows the thug using a torch of his phone to ransack the room in church. He was then seen taking a wire cable.
Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesman Luke Owoyesigyire said they are examining the footage and will soon arrest the suspect.
“The footage is clear. We shall arrest him,” he said on Monday.
Thefts at St Augustine Catholic Chapel are not new. Many worshippers have complained of losing handbags, phones and money from pickpockets.
Over 10 years ago, thugs broke into the chapel and stole a loudspeaker.
In 2013, thugs broke into Lugazi Cathedral and took away property worth millions of shillings. The thugs are reported to have taken property including money, chairs, and white cloth at the altar as well as rosaries.
Last month, a thief broke into a church in Nyandarua County, Kenya and then wrote a letter apologising for his action. During the Sunday incident at the Pentecostal Evangelistic Fellowship of Africa (PEFA) Church in Engineer Township, the criminal wrote a letter addressed to the church regretting that he had found no money despite having been informed by a worshiper that some good amount of money had been left there.