THE Police in Kampala were by Tuesday still holding a Tanzanian national in connection with theft and burglary. Fortunatos Mwita allegedly broke into three hotel rooms in Kampala recently.
The officer in charge of criminal investigations at Central Police Station, Fred Mirondo, said Mwita broke glass windows at Pacific Hotel on William Street and stole two laptops, a DVD player, two cell-phones, passports, air tickets, cash worth $2,000 and two bags belonging to the hotelâ€™s guests.
The owners of the stolen property, Mirondo explained, were Rwandans and Congolese visitors.
Emmanuel Gatoto, Feliciana Chibahiro and John Ndabakyeka were in Kampala on April 26 to attend a workshop organised by Ericsson, a telephone company.
Mirondo said Mwita was arrested at Speke Hotel in Kampala, after a client disguised as a worker, spotted him.
Mirindo said the Police recovered a mobile phone and business card that the suspect stole from Pacific Hotel.
The phone, the Police said, had been used to call the manager of Pacific Hotel. Mirondo said the suspect would be produced in court soon.
The Police also arrested a businessman from Kasubi, Angello Zziwa, for allegedly stealing $4,000 from Alice Amoit, a teacher at Seeta Church of Uganda Primary School.
Zziwa and two others still at large allegedly grabbed the money from Amoit on Kampala Road.
He was arrested in Kasubi, Kampala, where he owns a shop, in a joint operation by the Police and the Rapid Response Unit.
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Tanzanian held over hotel theft