Mbalwa residents foil robbery, recover pistol

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Vigilant neighbours with a willingness to get involved in a dangerous situation are key in keeping things from getting even more perilous.

There was a reported case of an attempted housebreaking in Mbalwa – Namugongo, Kira Division foiled by residents and an old star pistol with six rounds recovered.

The incident unfolded last night shortly before 4 a.m. when three men forced their way into the victim’s home.

One of the suspects grabbed the victim, held a gun to his head, and threatened to kill him.

The man then started screaming.

Neighbours heard the man’s screams, called the area police who responded immediately and entered the victim’s home to rescue the situation an act that startled the suspects.

The three men fled the home without taking anything.

The victim said the suspects were all men in their mid-20s, tall, with heavy builds, wearing masks and black clothing.

Officers searched the neighbourhood with a police dog but were unable to find the suspects but were able to recover an old star pistol loaded with six rounds of ammunition.

The victim was not seriously injured in the incident. The incident remains under investigation.

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