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Seven arrested as police foils two separate robberies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security personnel on Wednesday arrested seven suspects in two separate foiled robberies in Entebbe and Bweyogerere areas. Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson said the Entebbe incident, happened at Abaita Ababari where three suspected thugs, Peter Can Onen, Samuel Lokori, and Calving Orio, were …

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Five arrested over rising robberies in Mubende

Mubende, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Police in Mubende have arrested five people to help in the going investigations and crackdown on the sequence of robberies in the district. The suspects were arrested following an intelligence operation in Kibaati Village, Kasana Ward in East Division, Mubende District. It is …

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Police warns business owners against diverting security guards

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police have warned business owners and individuals against diverting security guards and escorts to duties they are not meant for. Police agencies such as Crime Intelligence (CI), Flying Squad Unit (FSU), and Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) have listed diversion of guards as one …

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Security zero in on 10 after Mukono armed robberies

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Joint security agencies have in their custody 10 suspects they say are connected to the armed robberies in Mukono district that have left several people nursing injuries and others dead over the past three months. Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga named the suspects at a media …

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Two killed, 24 arrested on allegations of terror financing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A least two people have been shot dead and 24 others arrested by police crime intelligence in a crackdown on a racket of robberies to finance ADF terror activities in Kampala. Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson identified one of the deceased as Farouk Tomusange, alias Juma …

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Mukono police recover properties stolen from UCU students

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mukono police have displayed several electronic items believed to have been stolen from students of Uganda Christian University-UCU and residents from the nearby communities for collection. The items that were recovered from thugs include flat television sets, smartphones, refrigerators, and computers. Some of the items …

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Abducted family members detained at Special Investigations Unit

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Six family members who were reportedly abducted at the start of this week are being detained at police’s Special Investigations Unit in Kireka, over their relative’s alleged robberies in Kampala metropolitan area. A case of missing persons was reported to Kireka police station by one …

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Kalangala fishermen decry increasing cross-border robberies

Kalangala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Persistent robberies and targeted attacks by criminals on Lake Victoria waters are threatening the operations of fishermen in Kalangala islands. According to fishermen at Nkose island, Kalangala district, they have in the last two months lost at least 40 boat engines, estimated at 480 million …

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Police arrest six masterminds of Kampala-Mityana highway robberies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Police Flying Squad Unit has arrested six suspected masterminds of highway robberies along Kampala-Mityana road. Charles Twine, the Spokesperson of the Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID has identified the suspects as Ibrahim Ssemuwemba, a resident of Busega Rubaga division in Kampala, Ignatius Lwassampijja, a resident of …

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