Police Burst Notorious Car Theft Racket, Four Arrested

Police in Mbarara City, Western Uganda has arrested at least four people believed to be part of a gang involved in stealing vehicles and number plates from different parts of the country.

The Rwizi region Spokesperson Samson Kasasira identified suspects as Besiga Norman, Mucunguzi Didas, Mugume Didas and Amutuhaire Kenneth.

According to the Police Chief, an intelligence-led operation was able to track them down and recovered at least 21 number plates which are currently being held at Central Police Station Mbarara.

“All suspects were all arrested during the course of this week. They have been operating in areas of Mbarara, Rwampara and Isingiro districts,” Kasasira said.

Earlier, the territorial Police of Kiruhura District carried out an intelligence-led operation and apprehended two suspects Byamukama Frank and Twinomujuni Nicolas, and recovered 11 numberplates from them.

Police preliminary investigations indicate that most vehicles are stolen using master keys and sold to accomplices in the neighbouring countries. The vehicles are then dismantled and sold as spare parts.

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