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Police Crack Down on Motor Vehicle Theft: 13 Arrested, 7 Stolen Cars Recovered

The newly appointed police spokesperson, ACP Rusoke Kituuma

Kampala, Uganda – In a major breakthrough in the fight against motor vehicle theft, the Uganda Police Force’s Flying Squad unit has arrested 13 suspects and recovered 7 stolen vehicles in a targeted operation.

According to Police Spokesperson, ACP Rusoke Kituuma, the operation was conducted on June 3, 2024, in areas of Bunamwaya, Kawempe-Kalerwe, Mukono, and Ndeeba. The suspects, including Musinguzi Julius, Ssemyalo Rashid, and Kasibante Stephen, among others, are currently in custody.

The recovered vehicles include a Noah grey (UAP 042N), a Vitz grey (SSD 992BC), a Probox grey (UBD 592G), and an Isuzu Forward (UAX 827P), among others.

ACP Rusoke praised the Flying Squad unit for their tireless efforts in disorganizing criminal activities by some gangs operating in Central and Western Uganda. “We implore car owners to exploit target hardening technics for instance the installation of car trackers.” Said Rusoke

Full list of suspects and recovered vehicles:


1. Musinguzi Julius

2. Kibuuka Siraji

3. Mukasa Wamala

4. Lubega Jerry

5. Ssemyalo Rashid

6. Kyazze Sammy

7. Kyazze Kennedy

8. Nabuyondo Teddy

9. Kasibante Stephen

10. Bukenya Bashir

11. Wandera John

12. Bijumbuko Paul

13. Anguzo Moses

Recovered Vehicles:

1. UAP 042N Noah grey

2. SSD 992BC Vitz grey

3. UBD 592G Probox grey

4. UAX 108E Noah grey

5. Spacio grey

6. UAX 827P Isuzu Forward

7. UAG 608C Isuzu Forward

The operation is a significant boost to the police’s efforts to combat motor vehicle theft in Uganda. The police have vowed to continue the crackdown on criminal activities, ensuring the safety and security of all citizens.



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