Thugs break into Hoima house, steal Shs 22.4m from Indian national

Thugs break into Hoima house, steal Shs 22.4m from Indian national
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson.

Homa, Uganda | By Michael Wandati | A sum of 22.4 million Shillings was stolen from an Indian national, Ganatra Kapil, aged 32, in Hoima City. Kapil resides in Kiratete, a suburb of Hoima city, where the incident occurred on Saturday 6, April 2024 at around 7:30 p.m.

Reports suggest that Kapil left his residence around 7 p.m. to seek dinner. Upon returning, he discovered that burglars had broken into his home and absconded with the money. Additionally, the perpetrators stole two land titles and his passport. These items were later found discarded in Sansiro, a locality within Kiryatete, a short distance from Kapil’s residence.

Upon discovering the break-in, Kapil promptly reported the incident to the Hoima City Central Police Station. Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson, disclosed that law enforcement agencies, in collaboration with local authorities, are actively pursuing the culprits. A team of detectives has been deployed to investigate the matter further.

Hakiza urged the public to cooperate with security forces by providing any relevant information that could aid in apprehending the suspects. Kiryatete suburb has been identified as a hotspot for criminal activities within Hoima city.

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Meanwhile, in Kakumiro District, police are in pursuit of unidentified assailants who raided Kakindo town council and robbed a businesswoman of 500,000 Shillings at gunpoint. The victim, Jennifer Kahigwa, aged 45 and a resident of the area, was accosted by three armed individuals on Monday night at around 8 p.m. while she was returning home from her shop.

According to Kahigwa, the assailants emerged from nearby bushes and threatened her with a firearm, demanding her bag. When she resisted, one of the attackers struck her on the head with a blunt object, causing her to collapse. The perpetrators then seized her bag containing the money and fled to an undisclosed location.

Hakiza confirmed the incident and stated that a team of flying squad operatives has been deployed to track down the perpetrators.