Police in Nakaseke
have arrested two men after they allegedly robbed a mobile money shop.
The suspects have been
identified as Stuart Taremwa & the other so far only identified as Duncan.
They attacked Viola
Nakigudde in her shop on Thursday at Butikwa Cell in Kiwoko Town Council.
They are reported to
have been armed with machetes.
On being attacked by the robbers,
an alarm that attracted several rescuers and the robbery aborted.
The suspects swiftly took to their heels, but the growing crowd responding to the alarm managed to surround them and started beating them up.
The two were rescued by
police from the angry mob that had moved to lynch them.
police spokesperson Issah Ssemwogerere confirms the attempted robbery and arrest of the suspects.
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In Mid-July this year, gunfire rocked Kasiiso Trading
Centre in Butuntumula Sub-County, as gunmen robbed at gunpoint a mobile money
shop belonging to Patrick Ssemwasi at around 7:45pm as he was planning to close
at curfew time.
Police said the robbers were armed with a Sub
Machine Gun (SMG) & a pistol.
They made off with two million shillings and 36 mobile phones.
A week before, the robbers raided Kiwanula Trading
Centre and fired live bullets before robbing a mobile money shop belonging to
Luwero district councilor for Kamira sub-county David Kalungi.
They disappeared with cash and float on mobile
money worth 5.5 million shillings. They also robbed 33 mobile phones and phone
accessories before they jumped onto their motorcycle and sped off.
According to the Police Crime report for 2020, six
people were killed and six others injured in robberies from 2020 to the end of
January 2021 in Greater Luwero.
The criminal gangs committed 20 crimes, robbed 23
million shillings, 243 mobile phones, one motorcycle and a pistol.
The crimes were committed in Bombo, Kikyusa,
Migeera, Wobulenzi town councils, Luwero and Nakasongola districts.