Police have asked people to be on alert of thieves and thugs who have struck the different parts of the country. Due to the high deployment of the police and the army, the thugs are now resorting to giving food laced with sleeping inducing drugs to incapacitate guards and break into shops, financial institutions and steal items.
The latest intelligence reports the senior police detectives have given to the Inspector General of Police, Lt. Gen. Kale Kayihura indicates that the thugs mix fast foods like chips, chapatti and eggs (rolex) and chicken with sleeping inducing drugs and give it to night guards, dogs and house maids before they carry out the robbery.
For instance thugs broke into a factory and two forex bureaus in Entebbe recently and robbed millions of shillings using the same tricks.
The Entebbe police commander, Edgar Nyabongo says many people have been arrested in connection with such incidents and urged the members of the public to be extra vigilant. Nyabongo says that the thugs are using people’s friends to offer them drugged food before they appear to carry out the robbery.