Police in Kira division has arrested and is holding four suspected armed robbers who attempting to steal a car in Kampala.

According to Kampala metropolitan police, the suspects were intercepted at around 9am along northern bypass at Ntebetebe zone opposite Jubilee Christian life church.

The suspects had intercepted a one Edward Hambisa who was driving motor vehicle registration number UBK 019L, Toyota Probox. The suspects armed with a gun were travelling in motor vehicle number UBD 071E Toyota Hiace “drone” .

“The victim was blocked and forced to come out of the vehicle, but he came out with his car keys so one of the thugs entered into the vehicle and started driving but the victim had an automatic key which he pressed and locked the suspect inside,” said Kampala metropolitan spokesperson Patrick Onyango in a statement.

Onyango added that in the process when the thugs started driving away his car, he also got a boda boda and making an alarm which attracted one good Samaritan who joined him and alerted people around Namboole flyover stage.

“The people near Namboole fly over blocked the road and the suspects could not proceed. However, the one who was armed with the gun sneaked away in the bush and disappeared,” he said.

An angry mob pounced on the remaining suspects, undressed them and beat them severely before police restrained them. The four suspects now facing attempted robbery have been identified as Benjamin Senyange, Evelyn Busingye, James Kanyike and Marcy Namyaalo.

Police however commended the public for the action of intercepting such criminals and encouraged others to do the same and save other victims.


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