Truck stolen from Rukungiri intercepted in Mbarara City


MBARARA– The territorial Police of Rwizi Region have today intercepted two suspected motor vehicles thieves identified as Issa Matovu and Mukiibi Joseph along the Mbarara Northern bypass in Mbarara City.

Rwizi Regional Police Spokesman Samson Kasasira told journalists that truck registration number UAX 260G was allegedly stolen from Ngarama, in Nyarushanje Sub County in Rukungiri District at the home of Byamugisha Deus who quickly reported to Police about the incident.

Kasasira said that through Police intelligence and CCTV cameras the motor vehicle was trucked right from Rukungiri and later intercepted in Mbarara City headed to Greater Masaska Region.

Kasasira said that during the pursuit of the assailants in the motor vehicle by Police their lead car UAR 611R Toyota Townace got involved in an accident injuring the occupant Issa Matovu who was trying to flee, to avoid arrest and is currently admitted at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital where he is nursing injuries.

Kasasira explained that another occupant Mukiibi Joseph tried to flee the scene but was attacked by a mob who were awakened by gun shots and was beaten to unconscious although the Police rescued him to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital where he died from.

The two are alleged to be part of a big racket of suspected thugs that steal motor vehicles and move them across borders including the recently recovered motor vehicle UAZ 095Q from Tanzania.

The other motor vehicles still missing include registration numbers UBF 835X Isuzu Forward white in colour stolen on the 29th May 2022 from Bushenyi, UAY 122Q Forward white in colour stolen on the 5th November2019 stolen from Mbarara City, UBF 995C Forward stolen on the 18th April 2022 from Rukungiri district and UAX 997W Fuso white in colour stolen from Mbarara district on the 19th May 2022.