A robber, who puts on a police uniform and targets boda boda motorcyclists has been arrested using CCTV cameras.
The suspect, Fauswali Isabirye, has been putting on a police uniform and pretends to be a serving officer, carries out arrests of unsuspecting boda boda riders.
According to Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire, Isabiryee has been carrying out thefts with his colleague Moses Tukesiye; both are residents of Palisa District.
Its alleged Isabirye impounds the motorcycles before telling his victims to find him at the nearby police station.
“However, he would disappear with their motorcycles and ride them to Pallisa where he has a buyer.
“The two suspects have stolen two motorcycles registration numbers UER 349U and UEV 434V from Old Kampala area , and both incidents were captured on police CCTV cameras,” said Owoyesigire.
After the complaints, his image was put in the CCTV system, which detected him on sight on Monday and alerted the officers in the control room.
“Our officers on ground were informed and he was arrested.He says the colleague Moses Tukesiye is currently hiding in Palisa District.”
He confessed to the theft of the motorcycles and its alleged that he has been selling each motorcycle at shs 1,000, 000 to unsuspecting buyers.
He is being charged with theft of motorcycles and impersonation.
“ Isabirye is currently detained at Old Kampala Police station as investigations and possible arrest of his colleague into the matter go on,” noted Owoyesigire.