A group of money-hungry thugs is on the run after cutting off the fingers of a security guard while attempting to rob a Bank of Uganda (BoU) clinic in Kampala.
The thugs who were disguised in hoods stormed the clinic armed with sharp blades and an AK47 rifle.
The thugs reportedly threatened to kill the alert security guard who spotted them trying to force entry into the building.
Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire says the security guard was able to identify the thugs during a foot night patrol.
Owoyesigyire further states that the guard screamed thereby alerting nearby police who rushed to the scene.
However before the police arrived at the scene, they found the security guard lying down , conscious but with two of his fingers cut off and the thugs had already fled.
Owoyesigyire says the guard is in a stable state and is currently receiving treatment at Case Clinic.
He says Police are trying to get Closed Circuit Television –CCTV footage from the offices and nearby building to aid in establishing the identity of the thugs.
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