Five suspects highly involved in the rampant drive-by robberies in the Kampala Metropolitan Area have been arrested in a sting operation conducted by the Police Flying Squad Unit on March 15, 2021.
It has been established that on February 19, 2021, at around 8 pm, thugs riding motorcycle number UFD976Q, TVS, Red in colour, attacked Bukenya Patrick, a 40 year old electrician of Bunamwaya, Makindye- Ssabagabo Division, in Wakiso District.
“The victim managed to raise an alarm which attracted several responders from the community, and one suspect, Munywevu Derrick, was arrested from the scene,” Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga said in a statement issued Monday March 15.
Upon interrogation, Enanga revealed, Munywevu led the task teams to arrest four other gang members who included; Busingye Charles, Lines Stuart, Nsubuga Bashir and Nalugwa Shadia.
Two other motorcycles under registration numbers, UFD445F and UER 789H were also recovered and exhibited.
“The gang has been targeting pedestrians every evening along the axis of Salaama, Makindye, Bunamwaya, Rubaga, whom they would either attack physically or snatch their phones and bags then speed off,” he added.
Enanga commended the flying squad “for the good work done in arresting these criminals.”
“We would like to commend the dedicated efforts of the Flying Squad Unit and the Territorial team in Katwe, who jointly cracked down this criminal gang,” Enanga said.
Enanga added that the operations are ongoing to harvest more suspects who form part of the gang and rid them from society by charging them to court.
“We also urge members of the public, who return home every evening on foot, to always exhibit vigilance while moving back home,” he said.