Mityana police have launched a manhunt for unidentified thugs who robbed a Russian miner, Andrew Svobodin.
The thugs reportedly stormed Svobodin’s home in Piida LC I in Central Division in Mityana Municipality over the weekend disguised as security operatives.
In his statement at Mityana central police station, Svobodin says three men armed with AK-47 rifles stormed his home pretending that they were searching for opium.
“When they introduced themselves as security officers on an operation. I ordered the guard to open for them. However, when they entered into the house before showing me their IDs, they tied me and the guard,” Svobodin told the police.
He says the thugs ransacked the house for valuables and made off with three laptops, $7400 (about Shs 27.4million), several phones, and Shs 8 million cash.
The Wamala Region police spokesperson, Norbert Ochom, says during their investigations have since established the vehicle the thugs used during the raid. Ochom said the thugs were driving a grey-colored Toyota Harrier, registration number UAB 235J.