Uganda: Police Break Into Garage Where Kampala’s Stolen Cars Are Dismantled

Security operatives from the Directorate of Crime Intelligence have cracked down on an organised criminal gang robbing cars from Kampala city.

According to police, this criminal gang also had a garage in Iganga town where they could dismantle and alter the chassis and registration number plates of stolen cars.

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said “This criminal gang is involved in a string of motor vehicle robberies in the KMP area and neighbouring districts. They transport them to their criminal hub in Iganga, where they alter them before selling them off.”

Enanga revealed to the press that operatives recovered nine suspected stolen motor vehicles and also arrested nine suspects, who form part of a wider criminal gang, behind such aggravated robberies of motor vehicles in the capital.

He said that this operation was built on the intelligence gathered in an incident of aggravated robbery involving a car that happened in March at the Kajjansi-Lumuli zone in Wakiso district.

“During the robbery, two female adults were sexually assaulted and thereafter, transported to a bush near the National Medial Stores offices, where they were tied to a tree. They were rescued by residents. The thugs robbed their motor vehicle, a spacio white in colour registration number UAX 773C, Shs 900,000, 5 mobile phones and their IDs,” Enanga said.

The motor vehicle was traced and recovered in Iganga town, with tampered number plates.