The bureau located along the Kisoro-Bunagana road, is the largest in the municipality. The incident happened last night when thugs who were residing in Supa's Bistro and Guest House, next to the Forex Bureau used ladders to access the bureau.
Semu Kigarama, the manager Jetset, explains that the thugs cut the roof of the forex bureau to access the safe, where the money was kept. He also says that thugs also stole the company's internet modem and his eye glasses.
According to Kigarama, he learnt of the robbery at 8:30a.m on Tuesday morning when he opened the office for work.
Following the robbery, police used a sniffer dog to track the suspects. The dog led the officers to the home of Robert Turyakira, a security guard attached to Security Plus Uganda Limited, who was guarding the bureau last night.
Charles Okotto, the Kisoro district police commander, says that the company's internet modem and eye glasses were found in Turyakira's room. Turyakira is currently on the run.
According to Okotto, two staff of the forex bureau, have been arrested and are detained at Kisoro police station.
This is the second time thugs have robbed the forex bureau. Early last year, unknown thugs robbed unspecified millions of money. In August 2012, the bureau's Gulu branch was also robbed of Shs 40 million by armed gangs.