Robberies, burglaries to increase during christmas – Police

Robberies, burglaries to increase during christmas – Police
Eazzy Banking
There is an increase in the number of robberies, burglaries and petty theft, with police warning that the situation is likely to worsen during the festive season.
An average of three cases of robberies, four house break-ins and 34 petty thefts involving pick pocketing, snatching of handbags and phones, have been reported in the last one month.
This compares to an average of one case of robbery daily, and 5 robbery cases weekly, and 10 cases of petty theft recorded each day in September and October 2018.
Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson predicts that the situation is likely to worsen during the festive season, based on the previous experience.
Police has thus placed the public especially in the city center and surrounding areas on high alert.
This includes increased vigilance in homes as most people leave for the villages, city center and trading centers.
Owoyesigyire says people going to the village need to secure their homes.
Starting last month, police co-opted soldiers to strengthen night patrols.

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