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Police detains three over theft of vehicle number plates

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Police is holding three suspects over theft of vehicle number plates and extorting money from residents of Katooke, Kibwa, Wamala, Nabweru, Lugoba, Kazo Nansana and Kawempe.

Their arrest follows numerous complaints raised by residents over the shooting cases of vehicle vandalism and number plate theft by unknown suspects who leave behind their telephone numbers demanding for mobile money before giving back the plates.

According to Kampala metropolitan police Spokesperson, Luke Owesigire, the three suspects are identified as Kuraish Lubuulwa 17 years, Ramadhan Kabooyo aka Amooti 22, and Experito Ssengoba 19 years were arrested with 29 stolen vehicle number plates.

He said after several hours of questioning, the suspects opened up and led police to various locations where they had hidden the number plates, “this kind of theft is a form of smart crime that brings in quick cash from the affected victims,” he added.

In case of any theft or loss of plates, he implored owners to report to the nearest police for them to be issued with official document for easy movement in case they stopped by traffic police officers on their journeys and obtaining replacements of their number plate.

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