Two suspects have been arrested by the Flying Squad Unit in collaboration with Mukono Police. According to a statement issued by Fred Enanga, the Police spokesperson, the two suspects are highly linked to the aggravated robbery of Spice Supermarket in Mukono Municipality.
The suspects have been identified as Mugalu William, a 24-year-old resident, of Nasuuti cell, Ntawo ward, Mukono Central and Mbogo Sam, a 23-year-old, resident of Nasuuti cell, Ntawo ward, Mukono Municipality.
“The two suspects were sighted on the eve of the robbery, while drinking at Cloud 9 bar, near the supermarket.” Enanga said in a statement before adding that “They were clearly identified by one of the witnesses who clearly saw them escaping from the scene.”
The Police are currently trying to recover the gun used in the robbery and identifying other members of the gang, according to Enanga. The Police Spox blamed the robbery on the high level of unemployment among the youth in addition to drug abuse.
“Although attacks on supermarkets have not been so regular, we anticipate more retail crimes on supermarkets, mobile money points, retail shops, markets etc, which continue to be at risk, due to high levels of unemployment among the youth, use of drugs, change in criminal tactics, where robbers attack softer targets with lesser security, such as supermarkets and the opportunity of get-away.” Enanga added.
The thugs shot a bullet through the computer which injured Ssekandi Irene (cashier) through the stomach and exited from the back on 25th June 2022. They walked away with an undisclosed amount of money following this robbery.