The suspects were picked up from Kazimingi area, Taxi Park, Cinema halls. Tyson Rutambika, the Officer in Charge of Jinja Central Police Station, says some of suspects are known robbers who have been arrested several times previously.
"It is just a beginning, we are doing this in preparation for holiday season, and we want people to have a simple, calm and quite Christmas season. Schools are in holiday, young children are getting lured into crimes, spending their time in pool halls, video halls and through these video halls this is where they meet criminals." he noted
According to Rutambika, the operation was triggered by the high number of robbery cases since the start of the December. At least 50 robbery cases have been registered so far.
"So we started operations in Jinja and we are not going to stop until Jinja is crime free. This is not our first time to make such operations. We have been arresting about 80 and 100 suspects,"Rutambika he said.
He however, didn't explain what the charges they intend to slap against the suspects or what they intend to do with them. Our reporter was unable to access the suspects to hear their side of the story.