ROBBERY: Armed Gang Raid Centenary Bank, Carry Away Shs32m

Such robberies like this are rampant when times are hard FILE PHOTO

KAGADI- SHIFTMEDIA– Police in Kagadi district is investigating an attack by gunmen who raided Bukwara trading centre on Sunday night and robbed over Shs 32 million from a mobile money agent.

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region police spokesperson says that the two armed men robbed the money after disguising as clients who wanted to withdraw money from a mobile money operator and Centenary bank agent identified as Apollo Muhumuza, 26. He was held at gunpoint and ordered to surrender all the money he had in his possession.

Fearing for his dear life, Muhumuza handed the gunmen all the Shs 32 million that he had in his possession. He narrates that the men also raided the home of Benezaya Mwesineza in the same trading centre, where they robbed him of his computer and a mobile phone. They fired several bullets in the air before they fled.

According to Hakiza, police rushed to the scene but it was too late for them to pursue the thugs. One cartridge was recovered from the scene and this will be used to track the gun that was used in the robbery. Hakiza says that although no suspect has been arrested, detectives are on the ground to investigate the rampant robberies in the area.

The attack comes barely two days after armed robbers attacked a Centenary bank agent in Kakumiro district robbing an unspecified amount of money. The robbery took place on Friday night in Kisiita town council, Kakumiro district.

It is alleged that the robbers who disguised as clients, approached Ruth Atuhaire, 27, and ordered her to surrender all the money she had in her possession.

When Atuhaire refused, they hit her on the forehead using a blunt object before grabbing an unspecified amount of money.  They then fired several bullets indiscriminately hitting one Benson Museveni, 35, a resident of the same area- URN

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