Two suspected armed robbers were last night gunned down in Matugga in an attempted robbery at Kiwa Hardware Shop located along Semuto-Matugga Road.
The foiled break-in was a response to gunshots fired by a PSG security guard.
Police says Matugga team responded to the call and found a robbery in progress after the hardware had been broken into and valuables were being loaded into a vehicle.
On realizing police presence, the robbers attempted to exchange fire in retaliation and in due course two suspects were put out of action while one unidentified suspect who sustained fatal injuries fled the scene
Police adds that it recovered 20 bags of cement, 32 iron sheets which were being stolen.
Luke Owoyesigire the Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson says preliminary investigations indicate that the suspects used an opportunity of the loading vehicles parked at the hardware entrance to stealthily cut the padlock and access the stores.
Owoyesigire explained that the suspects used an iron bar to break the padlock and gained access to the shop.
“We thank courageous PSG security guard that alerted police for intervention and we urge the public to always call the police whenever they witness anything suspicious to facilitate quick intervention” He says.