John Baguma, a resident of the area, says that thugs were riding on a Bajaj motorcycle with covered number plates. He says that thugs fled the scene while firing in the air after completing their mission.
Julius Hakiza,the Albertine region police spokesperson has confirmed the incident to URN.
Three armed thugs have robbed a businesswoman in Kakumiro
district Shillings 4million. The gunmen raided a hardware shop belonging to
Justine Kesande, a prominent businesswoman in Kikora trading center in Kikora
parish in Kikora sub-county on Saturday evening and placed her at gunpoint.
They ordered her to surrender all the money she had in her
possession to them in vain.
The gunmen fired
several bullets in the air, which prompted her to surrender a bag containing
Shillings 4million to the thugs.
John Baguma, a resident of the area, says that
thugs were riding on a Bajaj motorcycle with covered number plates. He says
that thugs fled the scene while firing in the air after completing their
mission. Jackline Atuhura also a resident of the area has asked police to step
up operations in the area to avoid similar attacks.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police
spokesperson, says that they have commenced a manhunt for the thugs. He says
that scene of crime officers recovered a cartridge from the crime scene,
which help their investigations into the robbery. This is not the first time armed thugs are raiding Kakumiro district.
Last month, three armed thugs raided a mobile
money agent and electronics shop in Kakumiro district and made off with 30
smartphones and an unspecified amount of money. The thugs stormed the shop
in Mwitanzige trading center in Mwitanzige sub-county around 9 pm.
They first approached Denis Bagonza, a mobile
money agent pretending to be customers before they placed him at gunpoint and
ordered him to surrender whatever he had. They later stormed an
electronics shop belonging to Yasin Baryankoraki, whom they also placed at
gunpoint and ordered him to surrender all smartphones in the shop.
In March 2021, four armed robbers attacked a
Centenary bank agent in Kakumiro district robbing an unspecified amount of
money. In October 2020, armed thugs raided Kakumiro district and robbed Shillings
16 million from a businesswoman in Kuhuna Trading Centre.
The six thugs, armed with a gun raided a shop
owned by Margret Basemera and held her at gunpoint before ordering her to
surrender all the money in her possession. The robbery took place around
9 pm in Kisiita West Cell, Central ward, Kisiita Town Council Kakumiro