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Armed Thugs Rob UGX 2.5M from Businesswoman :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Armed Thugs Rob UGX 2.5M from Businesswoman

Musa Asaba, the LCIII Chairperson for the Butiaba sub-county, said that area residents are living in fear following the attack by the armed robbers. He urged security agencies to investigate the matter thoroughly and guarantee the safety of area residents.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson has confirmed the robbery to URN.
Police in Buliisa are searching for suspected armed robbers who robbed a businesswoman of 2.5 million Shillings in Watembo cell, Butiaba town council. The three robbers, armed with a gun, raided the home of Sarah Kayeny (31) in the early hours of Monday morning, around 1:30 am.

They disguised themselves as clients who had come to buy cassava flour and Kayeny opened her door for them. Upon opening the door, they pointed the gun at her and demanded that she surrender all the money she had in her possession. Kayeny gave them the 2.5 million Shillings she had, and the robbers tied her legs and hands with ropes before fleeing to an unknown destination, threatening to kill her if she made any noise.

Kayeny was alone in her house when the robbers broke in, and after they left, she raised an alarm that attracted area residents. Francis Okumu, a resident, said they responded to the victim's alarm and found her with her legs and hands tied with ropes. Musa Asaba, the LCIII Chairperson for the Butiaba sub-county, said that area residents are living in fear following the attack by the armed robbers. He urged security agencies to investigate the matter thoroughly and guarantee the safety of area residents.

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police Spokesperson, said that investigations are ongoing, and a team of flying squad officers has been dispatched to track the suspected robbers. Armed robberies are becoming rampant in the Albertine region, causing panic among area residents. In a separate incident in April, armed robbers shot and critically injured Prisca Kemigisa, a resident of Kyangwali sub-county in Kikuube.

The robbers raided a beer depot belonging to John Mukonyezi in Ngogoli trading center, Kyangwali parish, Kyangwali sub-county. They put Mukonyezi at gunpoint and ordered him to surrender all the money he had, but he declined. His wife, Kemigisa, sounded an alarm, prompting the robbers to shoot her in the left hand before fleeing. The robbers disguised themselves as customers and fired several bullets in the air as they fled. Kemigisa was rushed to Hoima Regional Referral Hospital, where she is currently nursing severe injuries.

Last week, the police in Hoima City foiled a robbery and recovered a gun belonging to the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF). The AK47 rifle, registration number UPDF 767183, with 30 rounds of ammunition, was recovered when an unknown suspect raided a mobile money agent identified only as Eunice operating along Main Street in Hoima City, and attempted to rob her.

The suspect disguised himself as a client and approached the mobile money agent, but before they could execute any transaction, the mobile money agent became suspicious and raised an alarm that attracted other residents. The suspect took off, abandoning a bag containing the gun, as the residents responded to the alarm. When they checked the abandoned bag, they found the gun wrapped in a piece of cloth and alerted the police, who immediately rushed to the scene and recovered the gun.

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