By Fred Kiva
A suspected car robber was on Wednesday evening shot dead in a robbery attempt at Makutano Social Center in Mutundwe.
The incident occurred at around 8:30pm. Police Spokesperson Emilian Kayima says, the suspect Fedelis Kasumba, a resident of Musoke Zone in Natete was shot by a security guard inside a car registration number UBA707P as he tried to steal it from the hotel's parking lot. The car owner Frank Junju had just parked it at the Hotel.
"It is also alleged that he (the suspect) had two other people with him in the car before he was shot however they have since fled the scene after he was shot," Kayima said
"His body has been taken to Mulago for postmortem as police investigations go on," he added.
The incident comes at the time police is recording a surge in car robbery cases. The robbers reportedly duplicate car keys, hide under the guise of self driving or directly rob them from owners.