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Criminal Gangs Evading Police Capture By Using Fake Number Plates

Criminal Gangs Evading Police Capture By Using Fake Number Plates

Police has warned the public of criminal gangs operating in Kampala with fake vehicle number plates used to evade security surveillance cameras.

Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson, said the gang usually operates in taxis and on boda bodas. They rob unsuspecting passengers using untraceable plates.

“We have been receiving complaints where criminals in conspiracy with rogue taxi drivers and conductors rob passengers especially women in sections that feed into the Kampala northern bypass,” Enanga said.

He further said passengers board taxis with criminals disguised as other passengers and revealed that women nowadays are also involved in these crimes.

They then attack the victims while the vehicle is moving, usually taking their phones, ATM cards, cash and other valuables.

The criminal gangs reportedly force the victims to reveal their pin codes and passwords when they take phones and ATM cards.

“These criminals hire female accomplices to disguise as passengers and use fake sticker number plates that they removed after every mission to elude our CCTV cameras,” said the police spokesperson Fred Enanga.

This report comes high on the heels of an earlier warning last week of a criminal gang that target people with mobile phones using knives.

Two UPDF soldiers were arrested in Jinja

In similar news earlier reported by NEWSLEXPOINT.com, police in Jinja arrested two UPDF soldiers for allegedly masterminding armed robberies in and around Jinja. The two soldiers whose names withheld are in custody at Nalufenya Police Station.

Kiira Regional Police Spokesperson James Mubi confirmed the arrest of the two soldiers but declined to divulge more details. “Wait until they appear in court that is when you will get more details,” said Mubi.

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