KAMPALA – A family of three-including parents of a 20-year-old boy were arrested following intensified operations against crime in the city. Mr and Mrs. Lule were arrested for shielding their son Ssetimba Samuel, a resident of Kawala, Rubaga Division, Kampala District who is a suspect in the robbery of Euros 100,000.
Another accomplice Mugisha Julius, a bodaboda rider, resident of Wakiso Town Council was also arrested. These, according to police are part of the bigger group of suspects arrested in various other offences in and around the city.
Charles Twiine, the CID spokesperson says that Ssetimba, Mugisha and several others, moving in a convey of more than 8 motorcycle Bajaj boxers, hit an Indian businessman with a hard object in the face while hoodwinking onlookers as if they were hitting a thief.
“The incident left the victim unconscious as the suspects grabbed his bag containing Euros 100,000, and fled to unknown destinations,” said Twiine in a statement.
He said that having received the information by the victim on February 10, 202, Flying Squad Unit commenced investigations hence arresting the suspects.
Twiine revealed that the arrested were found with several women bags, several ATM cards and other valuable items.
In a similar development, police arrested several other suspects from Kawempe, following reports of several robberies and car break-ins in the Kampala Metropolitan Area.
“This particular operation was aided by the use of the CCTV cameras and ground intelligence from people who volunteered information. The suspects are part of a syndicated crime involving several boda-boda riders who move in convoy-coordinated movements, closely trailing victims. Several items have since been recovered,” said Twiine.
Police advised the business fraternity to always seek for escorts whenever they need to move with large cash.