Police arrest gang of robbers in Mukono, recover stolen items

The Police in Mukono have arrested a gang of four robbers following several complaints of robberies, burglaries, and thefts of mostly electronics in Mukono Municipality and places long Kayunga road.

Police displaying the stolen items

The territorial Police of Mukono embarked on operations to hunt down the perpetrators almost two weeks ago and in the last few days, the team has managed to arrest four suspects whose leader has been identified as Kitanda Allan alias Lubuka.

Lubuka was arrested with his three accomplices who were found with sharp objects like Pangas (Bijambiya). The gang members were subsequently arraigned in courts of law on allegations of Aggravated robbery, burglary and theft. The group was terrorising residents around Mukono Municipality.

On June 17, the team intercepted people carrying suspected stolen items and a search was conducted at the homes of the suspects identified as Nauga Reagan and Kalyango John.

Several Electronics including TV sets, sharp Pangas, knives, refrigerators, gas cookers, radio hoofers, mobile phones, machines used for altering phone serial numbers and a printer used in making counterfeit money were recovered.

One of the two suspects, a one Kalyango John, is a notorious thug who had physical wounds from gunshots believed to have been sustained during a foiled robbery in Mukono. He had since been on the run.

The same group is believed to be connected to other suspects who have been terrorizing residents in Nagalama and Mukono. They are currently detained at Flying Squad headquarters in Kampala as investigations continue.

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