The Police at Wakiso are hunting for four thugs for allegedly drugging security guards and waitresses before running off with seven motorcycles.
The thugs grabbed the motorcycles from a parking lot at Pacific Tarvan located at Nakabugo trading center, while their victims were asleep.
Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Spokesperson says the suspects approached Pacific lodges at about 9pm on Tuesday and booked rooms to spend the night before moving back to the bar within.
Owoyesigyire says the suspects later offered to buy alcohol and snacks for two security guards and bar maids to which they agreed. He says the four victims were given a special treat of beers , chips and chicken.
However, it is suspected that the food was laced with substances that made them sleep off immediately after consumption when the thugs swung into action.
“While in the parking lot, the four men started buying beers for the two security guards and two barmaids, before buying them chicken and chips. One of the security guards who was a little conscious was assaulted by the four men, who overpowered him and robbed the seven motorcycles.” he explains
The stolen machines have Registration numbers UFC 947 Z, UFJ 944C, UFP 400G, UFH 796Q, UFK 497D, UFG 328F and UFQ 499F.
Owoyesigyire adds that they have not yet arrested any suspect in relation to the crime, although he says statements have been recorded from the four victims who consumed the drug laced food.
He says the victims are currently receiving treatment from Nakabugo Health Centre.
“We have expedited the hunt for the suspects and more details will be available as soon as possible. We however want to warn night watch men on guard beats to avoid consumption of substances from strangers.“Says Owoyesigyire