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Gunmen Toss Counterfeit Money After Robbery In Moroto

Police in Moroto district are hunting for two gunmen who robbed 4 million shillings from a trader on Sunday evening and later went on discarding hundreds of counterfeit notes along the road as they sped off on a motorbike.
 Police in Moroto district are hunting for two gunmen who robbed  4 million shillings from a trader on Sunday evening and later went on discarding hundreds of counterfeit notes along the road as they sped off on a motorbike.

 

Police has identified the cattle trader as Joseph Iriama, 38, a resident of Kosiroi village, Tapac Sub County in Moroto district. He was on his way to Moroto town at the time of the robbery.

 

The incident happened near Nadiket Seminary, some five kilometres outside Moroto town.

 

The counterfeits included Kenya and Uganda shillings notes in the denominations of 1000 and 50,000 shillings respectively.

 

John Omwony, the officer in-charge crime desk at Moroto Central Police Station, claims that Iriama knows the two gunmen by appearance. He explains that after a gun-point robbery, the suspects took off on their waiting bike. No sooner had they started than one began tossing counterfeits.

 

Omwony adds that the pair sped off towards Moroto town leaving Iriama stranded. He advises traders to avoid travelling with huge amounts of cash at odd places and hours saying it is a risk to their life. He says an investigation into the matter has been launched.

 

Jimmy Lomokol, Head of Private Sector in Karamoja, explains that this is the first robbery of its kind in Moroto. He notes that warriors were targeting cars, killing occupants without robbery. He advises traders to make use of the existing banks in the sub region.

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