5 suspects are in police custody following their arrest during the Flying Squad sting operation against rampant drive-by robberies on motorcycles.
It is alleged that the thugs on the 19/02/2021, at around 8pm; while travelling on a motorcycle registration number UFD976Q, TVS, Red in colour; attacked Bukenya Patrick, a 40 year –old, electrician of Bunamwaya, Makindye, Ssabagabo Division, in Wakiso District.
The victim managed to raise an alarm which attracted several responders from the community, and one suspect Munywevu Derrick, was arrested from the scene. Upon further interrogation, he led the task teams to the arrest of four other gang members who included; Businje Charles, Lines Stuart, Nsubuga Bashir and Nalugwa Shadia.
Police spokesperson CP Fred Enanga says two other motorcycles under registration numbers, UFD445F and UER 789H were recovered and exhibited.
Adding that the gang has been targeting pedestrians every evening along the axis of Salaama – Makindye – Bunamwaya – Rubaga, whom they would either attack physically or snatch their phones and bags then speed off.
“We would like to commend the dedicated efforts of the Flying Squad Unit and the Territorial team in Katwe, who jointly cracked down this criminal gang. The operations are ongoing to harvest more suspects who form part of the gang and rid them from society by charging them to court. We also urge, members of the public, who return home every evening on foot, to always exhibit vigilance, while moving back home” Enanga said.