Robbers Raid Nine Houses in Wakiso

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Fred Enanga, the Police spokesperson says the thugs forced their way into the compound of a man only identified as Frankiline and broke into each of the six rentals there.

Police have launched a manhunt for unidentified thugs accused of raiding nine houses in Makindye, Ssabagabo sub county in Wakiso District over the weekend. The thugs struck at around 10am on Saturday morning armed with machetes, axes and AK 47 rifle.

Fred Enanga, the Police spokesperson says the thugs forced their way into the compound of a man only identified as Frankiline and broke into each of the six rentals there. The thugs made away with unknown amounts of money, 6 television sets, 4 laptops, 16 mobile phones and DVD players among other items.

They later attacked the residence of Sam Mayanja and Anthony Ruboyera where they also stole various household items. Liz Nabakooza, one of the victims of the attack says about 5 people broke the lock of the door and forced their way into her house. She says one of the thugs placed her and her husband at gunpoint as another stood nearby holding a machete. 

Nabakooza says the remaining thugs went into the sitting room and began carrying things taking them outside. She says the gun welding thug asked them to hand over all their money and phones. Nabakooza they showed the thugs 400,000 Shillings that was in drawer and handed over three phones.

She says the thugs locked them inside the house and went to the next house. By the time Police arrived to the area the thugs were breaking the tenth house forcing them to flee off with their loot. Enanga says they have dispatched a team from the Flying Squad to track down the thugs who are believed to be part of a well organised violent crime gang.

Police burst a similar gang in Kawempe comprising of twelve members two years ago.The gang members would raid their victim's houses dressed in pyjamas and make off with their household property.
 
 
 
 
 

 

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