Police commend guard who foiled armed robbery at forex bureau

Police commend guard who foiled armed robbery at forex bureau
Mr. Moses Odongo, a guard employed by Cheetah Security.

Kampala, Uganda | By Michael Wandati | The Uganda Police Force have commended Moses Odongo, a guard employed by Cheetah Security, for his role in thwarting an armed robbery at his post at Tonix Forex Bureau in the Makonzi zone of Bukoto I Parish, Nakawa Division.

The incident unfolded on the night of March 15, as per police reports, when armed assailants made an attempt to vandalize a Pajero motor vehicle bearing registration number UBK 519C, parked in front of Mr. Odongo’s designated area.

Mr. Odongo, displaying courage and vigilance while on duty, discharged two shots at the attackers, compelling them to flee the scene on a motorcycle used for their getaway.

Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson, disclosed that the assailants returned accompanied by a third individual armed with an AK47 rifle concealed in a bag. They attempted to break into Tonix Forex Bureau, but Mr. Odongo once again thwarted their efforts.

“The guard opened fire at them, and injured the rider and the second suspect with a bag, containing the gun,” Mr. Enanga said.

Mr. Enanga noted that a police team responded swiftly and recovered an AK47 riffle, with 8 rounds, breaking implements and the motorcycle, Bajaj Boxer, which were all exhibited at Kira road CPS.

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The third suspect fled the scene.

The two suspects have been identified as Kibuuka Lawrence, of Mpererwe, who was armed with a gun and Musekule Ivan, the boda boda rider.

Mr. Enanga commended the guard for his heroic and timely response which helped foil the robbery.

“The security guard did a commendable job, by disabling the thugs, which foiled the robbery, and also led to the recovery of an AK47 riffle,” Mr. Enanga stated.

The police spokesperson also applauded Cheetah Security company for Mr. Odongo’s level of bravery, tactic and skills.

“His quick reaction saved a robbery and loss to the Forex Bureau, plus any other lives that could have been affected during the robbery,” Mr. Enanga applauded.