Uganda:Police kill four armed robbers

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On 11 August 2016 saa 02:03
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FSU officers were deployed in the village and were able to trace the robbers’ residence.

Police have killed four armed robbers in Gangu village, Busabala, Wakiso District.

The robbers were killed on Tuesday by the Flying Squad Unit (FSU), one of the police’s elite units in charge of combating violent crimes.

Mr Herbert Muhangi, the FSU commander said the hunt was launched on Thursday last week after one Scovia Bamuleete, a resident of Gangu reported a case at Kajjansi Police Station that she was robbed at gunpoint.

He said FSU officers were deployed in the village and were able to trace the robbers’ residence. He said the four suspects were killed during crossfire after resisting arrested and engaging the police.

Mr Emilian Kayima, the political commissar and Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson said an AK47 gun with 12 bullets was recovered during the operation.

“The police recovered the gun that was robbed from a police officer in Entebbe in June,” Mr Kayima said.

The police identified the deceased as Henry Mugisha, Ronald Bwambale, George Kikomeko and Joshua Were.

In April, FSU gunned down four armed thugs who had raided a home of a local businessman in Ggangu.

Maiden police examinations revealed that the suspects had gone to pick their gun which they had hidden in a banana plantation near the home of Mr Rogers Male, a businessman dealing in car spare parts in the city.

In same month, FSU gunned down six suspected armed robbers and recovered three guns in a space of one week.

Mr Muhangi said the suspects were behind the violent and gruesome robberies in Kampala and Wakiso region