Security guard, staff beat up as unknown thugs attack STABEX Petrol Station off Katosi road

The police are investigating the circumstances under which thugs attacked and attempted to rob STABEX Petrol Station, along Katosi road, Nakisunga Sub-county, in Mukono district.

Security guard, staff beat up as unknown thugs attack STABEX Petrol Station off Katosi road
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The police are investigating the circumstances under which thugs attacked and attempted to rob STABEX Petrol Station, along Katosi road, Nakisunga Sub-county, in Mukono district.

The incident happened on 6.05.2022, at around 2.40am when police and sister security agencies in Mukono responded to an incident of Attempted Aggravated Robbery at the station. 

According to CP Enanga Fred Police Spokesperson, a preliminary report indicates that a group of thugs armed with hammers, iron bars and machetes attacked the petrol station and beat up the security guards and pump attendants. And then broke into the office to access the safe but failed to break it.

They instead destroyed the camera system and carried away the DVR, CPU and Monitor. They also robbed a phone and a rifle from the guard, which they abandoned at a distance of about 300 metres.  

The gun loaded with two live ammunition, CPU, and monitor were all recovered by the officers.

Enanga says the attack still indicates that selected proprietors, station managers, staff and private guards are not observing the security guidelines issued to them, like security guards being on the look-out for persons walking towards them, sufficient manpower at night, regular inspection, use of alarm bells and intruder alarms. 

Where security is not sufficient enough they were advised to close the fuel station at night.



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