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Maiso said he opted to park his at car home to respond to emergencies both for his customers and family members.

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TORORO - Unknown thugs on Thursday morning at 3:00 am stole a special hire pal-white Toyota Premio vehicle belonging to Maiso Menya, a special hire driver in Tororo town.

The car registration number UAP568W was stolen from Maiso’s home in total on Jinja Road.

According to Maiso, he watched in disbelief through the window as his vehicle was being driven away from his compound. He said his attempts contact friends to intercept the thieves from Mile 11 Jinja Road were futile as all their mobile phones were off.

He said he opted to park his at car home to respond to emergencies both for his customers and family members.

The theft of Maiso’s car brings the number of stolen vehicles in Tororo to 10 cars within two months.

Last week, two cars were also stolen in Malaba from the owners’ residences, leaving people in panic.

On Wednesday, a Malaba clearing agent, George Omunyin, nearly lost his car when the thugs broke into it in broad day light.

The car had been parked near a flat next to Port Spring Village Hotel when thieves struck.

Omunyin only returned to the utter shock of crowd surrounded the thugs who were ready to drive off with his car. This was the second attempt on this particular car.

The incidence comes after a wave of undetected car robberies that has hit the district in the recent past. In connection to car robberies, the Police, mid this month, arrested Ivan Akwang and Jovian Munyawo, both residents of Kwapa sub-county, a Police officer and two garage operators and recovered a stolen Toyota Premio which had been fitted with fake number plates.

Bukedi regional Police commander, Julius Gobolo, said the racket is big and called on the general public to work with the Police in containing the challenge by reporting suspicious cars and people they see in their localities.

He appealed to the motorists to install security devices in their cars and to be careful while taking their vehicles to washing bays and garages.