KAMPALA: Police in Kampala are investigating a case in which the premises of a local NGO run by Dutch women were allegedly broken into by eight suspected robbers in Bulange Zone A in Rubaga Division in wee hours of Thursday morning.
At around 4am, suspected robbers broke into the premises of Doing Good, beat-up the two guards and tied them before breaking into the room where the victims have been staying for the last three years, according to police.
Eight laptops, nine phones, jewellery and Shs26 million in cash were taken from the victims before some of them were reportedly cut, and rushed to Nakasero Hospital for treatment.
According to Mr Edward Ssenkambwa, the area LC1 chairman, the women have been “interacting with the community very well.
“They have been using local boda boda cyclists as their mode of transport. This could have made people suspect them or even jeopardise their own security,” he said.
The scene of crime has been cordoned off by police detectives who have blocked everyone including journalists from accessing the house.
“We are still gathering more information about this incident. We have already deployed and we have arrested one person so far,” a police detective found at the scene said. When contacted, Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Mr Patrick Onyango identified the injured as Elra Hoi, 20, Eron Buo, 19 and Lauren January, 23.
He identified the guard as as Patrick Komakech and Ivan Tennywa who were also injured by the suspected thugs.
Police detectives are at the scene to gather evidence that could hav been left behind by the thugs that can be used in our ongoing investigations. One suspect has been arrested to help us with our investigations. We are investigating a case of aggravated robbery, unlawful wounding and assault.
Onyango said police had already recorded statements from the victims and witnesses at the scene as they hunt for more suspects.