Eight vehicles recovered as police battle theft gangs

During investigations, Owoyesigyire revealed that it was established that the recovered vehicles were stolen from Kampala Metropolitan Area and later driven by criminals to public parkings in Lugala , Kosovo, Nakulabye and Nakawuka

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ASP Luke Owoyesigyire displays one of the recovered vehicles to the media on Thursday. COURTESY.

The Flying Squad Unit in collaboration with the territorial police of Kampala Metropolitan area have arrested five suspects and recovered eight vehicles during an operation against theft of motor vehicles.

While addressing the media on Thursday, the KMP deputy spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire noted that of the eight vehicles, four had been claimed by the owners.
He however added that a balance of four vehicles were still under custody at the CID headquarters in Kibuli and of these, two have no number plates.
“Police are working with other agencies to establish owners and then hand them over,” Mr Owoyesigyire said.

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One of the vehicles which have no number plates.

During investigations, Owoyesigyire revealed that it was established that the recovered vehicles were stolen from Kampala Metropolitan Area and later driven by criminals to public parkings in Lugala , Kosovo, Nakulabye and Nakawuka.

Without revealing their identity, Mr Owoyesigyire also observed that the suspects, after stealing the vehicles,they at times sell them in bulky or dismantle them and sell their parts.
“The police is currently interested in arresting the buyers of these stolen vehicles as it has been proved that they buy the said vehicles well knowing they are stolen,” ASP Owoyesigyire said before adding, the operations were still ongoing to fish out other criminals.

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