Crime & Investigation

Police Open Hunt As Laptop Thieves Up Stakes

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They are sold cheaply in various outlets.


Justus Opio, a university student, lost his laptop when a thief broke into his car while in the parking.


“I was doing my research when my friends called me for lunch. I immediately shutdown the machine and put it in the behind seat of my car. I found a broken window and a missing laptop when I returned.”


“That laptop had all my work, I never had any back up,” he sadly narrates.


Mark Kakembo, a business man also lost his machine at the airport.


“Two men found me at a metal detector at the airport. They tried to disrupt the security personnel by placing many things at the table. As I was collecting my items, one of the criminals picked my laptop bag and took off with it.”


Idi Ibin Ssenkumbi, the Kampala Metropolitan Publicist, agrees that they have received a number of complaints related to laptop theft.


In response, police went down town hunting for thieves who continue to terrorise Kampala.


“We were able to trace 30 laptops stolen by a gang of thieves. We arrested Julius Ssegawa and Mathew Lule in connection to the theft,” says Ssenkumbi.


The two were found in a small room downtown with three laptops which were marked and were using a modem which they stole.


“Second hand laptops have a quick market downtown in several shops along Bombo road.”


The two were charged with theft.


How to safeguard your laptop


In order to safeguard your laptop; clearly mark it so that it can be clearly identified when stolen.


Carry your laptop in an ordinary briefcase instead of a laptop bag because people carrying laptop bags easily fall prey to thieves.

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