Police yesterday intercepted two men suspected to have stolen phones in areas of Kawempe, arrested one while the other took off.
The arrest followed a phone call from Kawempe, Lugoloba Police Station alerting other units of the thugs who had made off with people’s phones.
“The OC Bujuuko together with LDUs responded immediately and intercepted the said thugs as they were proceeding towards Nswanjere LCI and Jezza where they were intercepted,” according to a police report.
The thugs were driving in a Toyota Allex registration number UBE 631H, and on seeing they were being trailed, one of them jumped out and took off, while the other was arrested in the process.
“The thug who was arrested was identified as Allan Ggayi, a resident of Kyanja Gayaza and the one who took off is called Ssozi Tonny a resident of Entebbe road.”
Police claim that on searching the vehicle, over 160 mobile phones were spotted
“It has since been established that these thugs were targeting mobile money agents by pretending that they are either withdrawing or depositing money and in that process, they exchange their phones with the agent or steal the agent’s phone without the agents’ knowledge.”
Ggayi was transferred to Kawempe Police station and the likely charges are robbery and theft.
The hunt for Ssozi Tonny who is on the run continues.
“We appeal to members of the public whose phones were stolen in this manner to report to Kawempe Police station or to the other Police where they could have reported the cases.”