Police mounts operation against motor vehicle theft, several arrested

Date: 2022-03-24
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By Nabirye Edith

The police Flying Squad Unit together with the territorial police of Kampala Metropolitan are currently carrying out an operation against theft of motor vehicles. 

 

According to the Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy spokesperson ASP Luke Owoyesigyire

so far eight vehicles have been recovered and five suspects arrested.  

 

“Of the eight vehicles, four have been claimed by the owners. 

The remaining four vehicles are currently parked at CID headquarters, Kibuli, for safe custody.

Two of the four vehicles parked at CID Kibuli are numberless.” Said Luke

 

Luke said Police are working with other agencies to establish owners and then hand them over.  

“During investigations we have established that the recovered vehicles were stolen from Kampala Metropolitan Area and later driven by criminals to public parkings in Lugala , Kosovo, Nakulabye and Nakawuka. 

The suspects later sell the stolen vehicles in whole or dismantle them and sell their parts” said luke

Luke added that police is currently interested in arresting the buyers of these stolen vehicles as it has been proved that they buy the said vehicles well knowing they are stolen. 

 

The operations are still ongoing and more details will be availed as soon as possible.  

 

 

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