Police in Kampala have arrested a man suspected to be connected to the vandalism and stealing of property from motor vehicles.
The public has recently cried out over the rampant theft of car parts and property left inside cars by thugs targeting traffic-stricken motorists. This is common in areas around Clock tower, UBC Roundabout, and Buganda Road.
However though, police said they engaged their CCTV camera team at National Command and Control Centre (NCCC) Naguru. These assisted in locating and also netting down the leader of the vandalism gang.
ASP. Luke Owoyesigyire, the Deputy Spokesperson Kampala Metropolitan Police said that they had received several reports of vandalism from motorists.
These reports are commonly from those in traffic jam and those who often park cars in the city. These car parts are usually expensive.
He said the CCTV team had resolved to review all these isolated cases of vandalism. They would then come up with a standard security solution to this vice.
Owoyesigyire said that the CCTV cameras will help investigators to identify the plates of the motorcycle used by the suspects.
They went ahead and arrested a one Ssebuuma Anthony. They also impounded a motorcycle registration number UEZ267P Bajaj Boxer Red in color.
“The suspects were monitored disguising themselves using a bodaboda. They timed their prey and later fled the scene heading to areas of Kiseka Market,” reads the police statement in part.
The report also says the suspect narrated to police how he came from Mbalala-Mukono in February 2022 to get treatment from Butabika. He met a colleague called Mathew, who recruited him into the vandalism business.
According to police, Sebuuma also confessed to stealing the first vehicle grille from a Toyota Fielder in Kitintale. Police detained the suspect currently at CPS Kampala pending court.
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