The police in Kampala foiled an armed robbery at a Bank of Uganda –BOU Clinic at William Street on Monday night.
Luke Owoyesigyire the Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson says the thugs, armed with an AK47 and machetes raided the clinic and attempted to gain entry but were repulsed when the security guard sounded an alarm.
Owoyesigyire adds that the security guard was conducting a foot night patrol when he saw two armed thugs trying to access the premises and screamed, alerting the nearby police.
In the process however, the thugs cut the security guard's fingers off and he is currently admitted at Case Clinic. The thugs also fired in the air but they did not enter, prompting police to come in and also fired in the air. The thugs took off after cutting the guard’s fingers.
Early Tuesday morning, the police detectives and scene of the crime officers were combing the scene as part of their investigations. At the scene, there were blood drops on the ground suspected to have come from the security guard whose fingers were cut by thugs.
Police were also trying to get Closed Circuit Television –CCTV footage from the offices and nearby building.