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Man arrested for stealing USD 80,000 from Speke Apartments

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Man arrested for stealing USD 80,000 from Speke Apartments

The Police at Jinja Road have in custody a 36 year old man identified as Adome Jeremy, for allegedly stealing 80,000 USD from Room 107 at Speke Apartments.

Luke Owoyesigyire the Deputy Police spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan area says the stolen money belonged to one Sheila Nandege, 36, who had booked the apartment for 30 days from December 5th, 2020.

CCTV footage recovered from the apartment on December 24th 2020, the suspect, who is the same time a resident in the building is seen accessing room 107 with another person yet to be arrested.

They are later seen leaving with items. The suspect later fled to his home in Arua.

The police used all relevant information available and was able to trace him to his home. He was arrested on Monday.

Police recovered a sum of 60,000 USD counterfeit money from the suspect and it has since been exhibited.

The suspect however, insisted that the exhibited money is what he stole from the room. Police are also investigating these allegations.

The police are also hunting for his accomplice, who was seen in the footage breaking into Room 107 at Speke Apartments.

“We call upon service providers to, at all time, and monitor their security to avoid such incidents in the future. More details to follow into the matter” Owoyesigyire said.  

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