By Fred Kiva
Police in Hoima is praising a businesswoman for her brevity after she disarmed two private security guards attempting to rob her on gunpoint.
Fautin Byahamu who operates a general merchandise shop in Kigorobya Town Council was on Monday evening put on gunpoint by two Premier Security Group guards, meant to guard at the shop.
The Albertine region police spokesperson Julius Hakiza said, the two yet to be identified security guards, at around 8 pm on Monday first switched off lights on the building and pointed a gun at Byahamu, ordering her to surrender money made from the day’s sales.
She, however, deceived the robbers by directing them to a bag inside the shop, claiming it’s where the money had been packed, whereas not. “Byahamu Fautin exploited the rush for the money to grab the rifle from the robbers, made an alarm that attracted neighbors for rescue and the robbers escaped,” Hakiza said describing the woman who has no background in the military as “just being brave.”
The police spokesperson says the rifle no. UG pol 14103509105470 grabbed from the robbers, a baton & cap are in the hands of police, which he says is now guarding the business premises for evidence gathering as the hunt for the robbers gets underway. Since nothing was robbed from the shop, Hakiza said police is now investigating a case of attempted robbery “vide Kigorobya CRB 053/2019.”