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Flying Squad Recovers 7 Suspected Stolen Motorcycles, Arrest 3 Suspects

The suspects were picked up in a raid on Kyebando, Kisenyi 1, Mulimira and Kisalosalo.
24 Feb 2020 16:00
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Three suspected motorcycle robbers are in police custody in Kampala following their arrest by Police Flying Squad Unit over the weekend.  

The suspects were picked up in a raid on Kyebando, Kisenyi 1, Mulimira and Kisalosalo.

They are Solomon Egweeya, 22, a resident of Mpelerwe, Edward Ogwang, 23, a resident of Kitintale and Hassan Odong, 23, a resident of Naguru go down. 

The suspects were found in possession of seven suspected stolen Bajaj motorcycles registration number UET 102H, UEW 594X, UDP 038V, UEU 688K, UEU 453B, UEY 669D, UES 258Y.

 

The Deputy Police Spokesperson, Polly Namaye, says officers also recovered some breaking implements from the suspect’s homes and motorcycle spare parts.  

“The operation followed a tracking device on a motorcycle that had been stolen around town on February 21st, 2020 in Kampala.”

Namaye further noted that Flying Squad carried out another operation at Kush Bar and arrested one suspect identified as Joseph Muyimba, 28, a business man in Bulenga.

He was found with a stolen Toyota Premio vehicle registration number UBD 202U.

 

Namaye says that on searching the vehicle, they recovered four mobile phones without simcards, a lady’s hand bag, six eye glasses for ladies, four pairs of shoes, facial cleansing wipes and other items belonging to females.  

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The Flying Squad Unit started this crackdown on February 13th, 2020 supported by Crime Intelligence following overwhelming cases of robberies.  

They conducted operations in areas like Nansana Municipality extending to Wakiso town council and Kira Municipality in Gomba district among others.

Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, said police teams noticed thugs were targeting cars such as premios and Harriers, which they dismantle and sell in form of spare parts. 

 

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