Lyantonde police have arrested and detained one of their own on allegations of being involved in car number plates theft.
The suspect identified as Kasimu Mukibi attached to Kyazanga police station. He was arrested for being part of the suspected criminal gang who stole several vehicle number plates from motorists in Masaka region. He was arrested after his colleagues identified as Brian Muyanja and Simon Ssentamu were netted in the act over the weekend.
Police said the trio others still at large are part of the large racket that steals car number plates from people in areas of Masaka, Sembabule, Lyantonde, Mbarara, Lwengo and Rakai among other areas.
At least four number plates belonging to different individuals were recovered from the the suspect’s home after police carried out the home search.
Police in Masaka said they they have recorded at least 20 cases of stolen number plates since last month adding that the groups’ arrest is a break through which will help to bring other suspects to book.
The police further asked general public within the nearby localities that lost their car registration numbers to go Lyantonde police station and check with police if their number plates are among those that have been recovered.
Police added the notorious gang will be taken to court and charged accordingly once investigations into the matter are complet