Police Nabs Five Car Thieves, Recovers two Stolen Cars

January 11, 2023
Updated 2023/01/11 at 1:52 PM

Five suspected car thieves who have been terrorizing the Albertine Region have been arrested by the police flying squad.

Albertine region police spokesperson Julius Hakiza has declined to reveal the particulars of the suspects that have since been concealed for fear of jeopardizing investigations. 

The suspects, who are said to have been terrorizing car owners, were arrested during an operation conducted by the flying squad operatives from different parts of the region including Masindi, Kikuube, and Hoima city.

Hakiza says the flying squad operatives also recovered two vehicles UAX 409U Toyota Premio that was stolen from Nyangahya village in Masindi and UBB533X Toyota wish. 

He says the suspects who are currently detained at Hoima central police station are cooperating well with security and the hunt for other suspects and stolen vehicles is ongoing.

Vicent Alpha Opio, the Kikuube LC 5 vice chairperson expressed how “unfortunate” it is “that vehicle thieves have invaded the region.”

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He also called on security to double their efforts in their operation to curb the vice.

According to Opio, in Kikuube alone, two vehicles have been stolen in a period of two weeks saying the current situation is worrying.

Statistics from the Albertine regional police headquarters indicate that nine vehicles were stolen from December 2022 to January 2023

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