Budaka: Armed Thieves Raid Agro Processing Plant

The robbers are said to have been armed with machetes. PHOTOS/ FILE

The Budaka District police in eastern Uganda are currently searching for three suspected robbers in connection with a series of attacks on local businesses. The latest incident occurred on Gwanyi Road, Industrial Area in Budaka Town Council.

During the robbery at Makula Agro Processing Company Limited, which took place on Thursday night, three unidentified men dressed in black jackets, caps, and face masks and carrying two machetes, raided the premises. They threatened the employees, demanding cash. The robbers managed to escape with Shs6 million, but the police have some leads on their whereabouts.

This is the second similar robbery reported in Budaka District in less than two months. The targeted company is owned by Mr. Bruno Wayiragala, and during the attack, two employees were present in the office, balancing the books.

According to Mr. Fred Takabasa, the company manager and a resident of Bukanbindi village in Budaka District, who reported the case to the police, the three unknown men entered the office and threatened to harm them if they didn’t hand over the money. They fled the scene on a motorcycle after successfully carrying out their heist.

Bukedi North Regional Police Spokesperson, SP Immaculate Alaso, revealed that the robbers took Shs4 million and five phones from the company and also robbed Shs2.1 million and an Infinix phone from Waira Hadadi, a supplier who had come to collect payment for the maize he supplied to the company.

The suspects have not been identified yet, and police investigations are ongoing. SP Immaculate Alaso mentioned that the victims did not raise any alarm during the robbery, and there were no surveillance cameras at the scene. Additionally, the security guard was not present at the workplace at that time.

 

Source: Daily Monitor

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