Kampala police is holding, a man suspected to be a mastermind of car robberies in the city.
Kampala police is holding, a man suspected to be a mastermind of car robberies in the city. Hussein Kisekka was picked up from Kyengera along Masaka-Kampala Highway on Saturday where he had gone to pick up a vehicle he had abandoned by the roadside. According to Police, the vehicle a Corolla of Registration number UAG 532A was stolen from Mbarara.
Following his arrest, police also recovered another car of registration number UAK 947B, whose plate number had been changed to UAG 803 W. Ibin Senkumbi, Kampala metropolitan Police spokesman says the arrest of Kisseka is a big breakthrough in solving city car robberies. Ssekumbi says that Kisekka is part of a large group that has been stealing vehicle from Mbarara and brings them to Kampala for sell.
He says that the group would also occasionally rob cars from Kampala and sell them in Mbarara for as low as 4.1 million shillings. Ssekumbi says that they have so far recorded five cases of vehicles believed to have been stolen by Kisekka’s gang. Kisekka is being held at Old Kampala police station. Senkumbi says they are working closely Mbarara police to have more suspects arrested. In 2010, police recorded 48 cases of vehicle robberies down from 87 in 2010.
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