Police have Monday confirmed the arrest of six people, three of whom were involved in the shocking robbery at a residence of Chinese nationals in Kambogo earlier this month.
The suspects now in custody entered the private residence located on Lower Estate Endinburg Avenue, Kyambogo, pretending to be employees of National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC).
They proceeded to put one of the workers at home, a Chinese national, in a chokehold and later on seized another Ugandan house help who came along.
They tied up the two and went on to ransack the home, making off with over Shs 85Million and another $45000, after breaking a safe.
Police Spokesman Fred Enanga told press this morning that the three were arrested separately in Ntungamo and Bundibugyo districts in Western Uganda.
The arrest, he said was conducted by a joint team of CMI, Crime Intelligence, Kampala Metropolitan and local police units.
One of the suspects was identified as Ms Elizabeth Kiiza, who is aged 32.
Enanga says Kiiza was arrested through “advanced surveillance techniques” in Ntungamo district where she was currently constructing a house for her mother.
According to the Enanga, Kiiza had since changed her names to Judith Mbabazi.
This was after she was deported from China and her passport confiscated.
She is a resident of Kitonzi in Lungujja.
Her arrest led to the arrest of her two other colleagues who were nabbed in a guest house in Bundibugyo district, namely; Dan Muhoza aka Muko, a resident of Mpererwe and Wilson Kalyango from Musajjaalumba in Mengo
“These two were arrested with three people, and together, the group was planning another robbery, this time in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC),” Enanga said.
“We impounded the vehicle they were using and recovered several break – in implements and all their mobile phones,” he added.
Meanwhile, a fourth suspect in the Kyambogo robbery is still on the run. This one, Enanga says had remained outside the house and was monitoring the exterior.
The other groups members who were arrested in Bundibugyo include one Faustine Kamuzu and 35-year-old Edson Musinguzi, a resident of Nansana, Ganda, who is also the head of the entire gang.
Wilson Kalyango is said to be the group’s break-in expert.
“This is their man when it comes to breaking. He can break into safes buildings; he can open any kind of padlock; he specializes in,” Enanga said .