Crime & Investigation

Gunmen Intercept Cash Van In Kampala

search geneva; font-size: small;”>Deputy police spokes person, decease Emilia Kayima, and said an omnibus carrying money from CJ depot to a city bank was intercepted by a mysterious grey Corona brand car registration number UAN 909Z at Dosika Students hostel.

Inside the car were armed robbers who reportedly put the occupants of the omnibus on gun point before snatching a bag full of cash.

One of the occupants of the omnibus, only identified as Rosemary, made an alarm thus attracting the attention of passersby and traders in Wandegeya.

By the concerned Good Samaritans came to Rosemary’s rescue, the robbers had already fled off.

Kayima said police rushed to the scene and rapidly alerted all traffic officers to hunt down the robbers’ car, which was later found abandoned in an estate in Bugema, Luweero district.

Police, however, placed into custody Rosemary and the driver of the omnibus Richard Mulema on suspicion that the robbery was facilitated by insiders at CJ depot.

Kayima says upon interrogation, the owner of the depot, Christopher Kasule, made contradictory statements that have aroused suspicion that there was no money lost when the omnibus was intercepted.

Kayima further expressed shock that Kasule was defending Rosemary and never wanted her questioned by police.

“In investigation, all doors remain open. We shall soon decide whether to prefer charges against the suspects or free them,” said Kayima.

He assured the public that masterminds of the plot would be arrested and brought to book.

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