90 arrested for theft in Mabito; Suspected stolen knives and phones recovered
During intense police patrol operations along the northern ring road to quell thugs, 90 suspects were arrested in various areas along the road.
According to KMP deputy spokesman Luke Owoyesigire, when police tightened security along the bypass, the criminals retreated to nearby villages where they continue to rowdy.
“Joint police and UPDF task forces conducted an intelligence-led operation on Tuesday (February 1st) in areas of Gaza, located in Mabito, and arrested 90 suspects. The village is a known hideout for suspected criminals who terrorize Nateete, Busega and Kampala areas,” Owoyesigire said.
The suspects are currently being held at Nateete Police Station.
Owoyesigire noted that the suspects engaged in crimes like phone theft during peak hours, burglary and aggravated theft.
“Many of their victims were stabbed and assaulted before being stripped of their possessions,” he added.
Exhibits including knives and suspected stolen phones were recovered during the operation.
The suspects will be brought before the courts as soon as the investigations are completed.