They were arrested on Thursday night in one of the lodges in Hoima town.
Flying squad operatives have arrested three suspected Motorcycle
robbers who have been terrorizing cyclists in the region.
They were arrested on Thursday night in one of the
lodges in Hoima town.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson identified the suspects
as Fred Ssegawa 28, Alex Kipaku 30 and Francis Businge 27 all residents of
Police also recovered one suspected stolen motorcycle registration number UAT
508U Bajaj from the robbers.
According to Hakiza, the suspects are part of robbers who have been terrorizing
Boda Boda cyclists in the districts of Kagadi, Ntoroko, Hoima, Kakumiro,
Kibaale and some parts of Kyangwanzi. He says police is yet to recover the gun
the robbers were using.
“Flying squad operatives have been tracking the suspects for long not until
they raided and arrested them in one of the lodges in Hoima town on Thursday
night. These people have staged several attacks in the region targeting
Cyclists killing them and taking off with their motorcycles”, said Hakiza.
Thefts of Motorcycles in the Albertine have been rampant since
this year started.
Last month, armed robbers raided Andrew Bigirwenkya’s home in
Wabitama Village Kitegura parish Nkoko sub-county Kakumiro district and ordered
him to surrender to them his motorcycle registration number UEW 678X Bajaj and money.
Statistics at the Albertine region police records department indicates
that 20 to 30 motorcycles are stolen each month.