Notorious Criminal arrested in Matuga

Posted: 2019-08-21T11:00:05Z
Notorious Criminal arrested in Matuga

The Police in Matuga have in custody a notorious criminal who has been robbing people at ATM machines.

The suspect is Atukwase Julius, a resident of Kitagata Town Council, Sheema district. Atukwase was arrested Tuesday at one of the ATM machines in Matuga where he was pretending to help a woman to withdraw money but with intentions of stealing from her. 

However, the woman was clever and noticed what he was doing and alerted the public who arrested him and handed him over to Police.

According to police, the suspect moves with very many ATM cards and hangs around ATM machines, waiting for people to rob in pretense that he is helping them.
“When you allow him to help you, he masters your Pincode and later he exchanges your ATM card with his, then he goes to the next ATM machine and withdraws your money” a police statement reads.

Atukwase admits that he has been doing this in Sheema but he ran away when Police was looking for him.

Police cautioned members of the public, never to allow anybody to assist at the ATM machine.