Security guard Murdered in fatal Robbery
Police has launched a manhunt for Assailants who this morning attacked Line Petrol station in buloba along mityana-mubende road and murdered a security guard.
Simon Mungusi in his 20s a security guard attached to Protectorate SOC Security company was killed by unknown assailants armed with machetes at around 3:00am this morning. His gun was however left behind and recovered by police.
Emilian Kayima, the police spokesperson says two pump attendants that had worked night shift were tied and left helpless, while the deceased was struggled since ropes were found at the scene of crime.
The robbers also made off with UGX 900,000 from a supermarket attached to the Petrol station.
The surviving attendants are Byaruhanga Kalvero and Ssempijja Ronald who are helping police with investigations. Kayima advised business owners to hire more security guards instead of only one who may not be able to secure such premises in the night.
"We encourage business owners to desist from employing only one security guard, as he/she automatically becomes a target of criminals. It is actually a directive by the police department that supervises the operations of the private security firms to employ a minimum of two guards" Kayima said.
He added; "Business owners are also encouraged to install and use CCTV cameras to deter such occurrences or ease investigations in case they happen so that prosecution becomes easy."