Seven Arrested over Multiple Robberies in the Albertine

By Peter Abanabasazi 

Albertine police are holding seven suspects for their alleged involvement in armed robberies. The suspects were picked up from various places in Kagadi and Kakumiro districts.

They are said to be part of the thugs who have been terrorizing mobile money agents in the two districts.

Deo Obura, the Albertine regional Police Commander-RPC says the suspects whose particulars have been withheld by police for fear of jeopardizing police investigations were arrested in a joint operation mounted by the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces-UPDF and the police over the weekend.

Obura notes that despite the arrest of some of the suspects, they have not recovered any firearm. He, however, says the suspects are cooperating with the investigators and soon will recover the firearms.

Statistics at the Albertine region police headquarters indicate that five robberies were recorded in Kagadi and Kakumiro last month alone. In all cases, the thugs would invade villages and put mobile money agents at gunpoint before ordering them to surrender all the money in their possession.

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