There was excitement at Naguru police headquarters as Flying Squad started handing over more than 40 motor vehicles recently recovered in operations against car thieves and robbers.
Some of the people whose cars have been recovered were seen wiping tears of joy while others including men were prevented from kneeling before police officers to express their gratitude for the recovery of their vehicles.
Alex Ssempiira, whose taxi UBA 920Q was handed over to him could not hold back his excitement and quickly shook hands with Senior Commissioner of Police Fred Enanga, praising the police for doing what he termed as ‘excellent’ service.
However, Ssempiira explained that the vehicle could be seen by some cameras and others would not see it. Mr. Ssempiira speaking…
Police say these are tricks criminals use to avoid being seen by CCTV cameras as they keep switching number plates.
Enanga said before they resolved to hand over the cars to the owners, they first asked for documents like logbooks which they verified with Uganda Revenue Authority.
He urged motorists and drivers to park in secure places and install security devices in their vehicles. Fred Enanga on security….
Apart from changing number plates, the robbers had altered the engine and chassis numbers which needed URA expertise to get the original details. END.