Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire says due to the shooting cases of theft in Kampala, police has arrested three multiple offenders of crime implicated in stealing and disbanding of motor vehicles.
Last week, police confirmed that they have arrested 2,321 suspects over allegation of theft and involvement in commission of crimes such as robbery, counterfeits and drug abuse and distribution in Kampala.
Speaking at central police station, Luke Owoyesigyire said acting on intelligence, the police recovered two motor vehicles, a Toyota Premio, registration number UBA 738K and an Ipsum, registration number UAW 957B.
“These three suspects have been behind the car theft happening all over Kampala. Upon his arrest, Lutaaya Muhammad alleged that he got the car from Mafabi Yahaya and Lubega Paul whom we all have in our custody,” Owoyesigyire said.
Owoyesigyire said the alleged car was stolen from Entebbe Road two weeks back adding that they are investigating circumstances under which the cars got into suspects hands.
He revealed that the suspects were found in possession of house breaking tools such as master keys and two suspected stolen smart TV screens,
Some of the suspects, he said had in the past been found with toy guns as well as guns which he said the suspects used to waylay people on the roads, “a number of cars have been recovered by the police and handed over back to the owners,” he added.
He appealed to the public to report such matters to police for tracing and recovery of their property.