The Police in Kagadi district have launched a manhunt for armed men who raided Bukwara Trading Centre on Sunday night and robbed up to 32 million Shillings from two different people.
According to Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police Spokesperson, two armed men disguised as clients who need to withdraw money from a mobile money operator and Centenary Bank agent identified as Apollo Muhumuza, 26.
Hakiza says that Muhumuza was held at gunpoint and ordered to surrender all the money in his possession.
He then pulled out 32 million Shillings that he had in his possession and handed it over to the attackers. The men also raided the home of Benezaya Mwesineza in the same trading centre, where they robbed him of his Computer and a mobile phone. They fired several bullets as they fled.
Police rushed to the scene but it was too late for them to pursue the thugs. One cartridge was recovered from the scene and this will be used to track the gun that was used in the robbery.
Hakiza added that although no suspect has been arrested, detectives are on ground to investigate the rampant robberies in the area.
The attack comes barely two days after armed robbers attacked a Centenary Bank agent in Kakumiro district robbing an unspecified amount of money. The robbery took place on Friday night in Kisiita Town Council, Kakumiro district.