Police foils robbery, shoots dead two thugs

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On Wednesday at around 9:00PM, police officers at Tuba Police Station received a disturbance call about a robbery that was taking place at the home of Natif Nicholas located along Matayo close Kigowa II Zone in Bukoto II Parish.

It is alleged that about four unknown thugs had attacked and seriously assaulted private security guard and also intercepted the owner of the home Natif Nicholas bundled him in his vehicle Harrier white in colour registration number: UBD 239A, with an aim of kidnapping him and stealing his motor vehicle.

Police response team swiftly responded to the scene and the thugs upon sighting them, the driver attempted to knock them using the stolen vehicle.

This prompted officers to fire warning shots and followed it with bullets that fatally injured the two unidentified thugs.

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The victim was also injured in the leg but out of danger, he was later rushed to Nakasero hospital where he is currently receiving treatment.

The rest of the members of the criminal gang took off, but police is pursuing them.

“We a want to greatly thank the family of Natif for the timely reporting of the incident and for having the contact of their nearest police station,” said ASP Luke Owoyesigyire, deputy Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson.

“We also want to appreciate the Officer in charge Tuba Police and his team for the quick response when they were called upon and also thank the local leaders for promoting high levels of vigilance in the area.”

The Community is also advised to exhibit total vigilance while approaching their homes and also seek escort services from the area Police whenever necessary.

“Efforts are in place to identify the two deceased person. Bodies have been conveyed to city mortuary Mulago for post-mortem.”

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