THIEVES BREAK INTO WAKISO CHURCH STEALS OFFERTORY

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Police in Wakiso District are investigating the theft of property and Shs15m from Our Lady of Assumption Mwereerwe Catholic Parish in Kyambizzi Village, Gombe Sub-county.   

Unknown thugs last week broke into the church and destroyed priestly robes and vestments before making off with their loot. 

Rev Fr James Matovu, the parish priest said the way these thieves broke into the church is questionable because there were no broken doors or windows noting that may be there was connivance with one of the workers and intentionally left the door open.

After breaking the control box for the address system, they reportedly made off with one amplifier, one amp mixer, four microphones, and one microphone receiver.

The thugs then proceeded to the main church, broke a box where donations for Radio Maria are placed and stole all the money as well they broke a small box where the congregation was putting offertory during the Christmas and also took away the money.

According to Fr Matovu, at about 8am, the police had already arrived on the ground with sniffer dogs, which led police straight to one of the local bars, just 300 metres away.

Luke Owoyesigire, the Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson said Police searched the bar and there was nothing but the bar owner disclosed the names of the men who were drinking from his bar that previous night and he was able to mention four people and two of them including the bar owner were apprehended and later released them on police bond as investigations continue.

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