Police have been alerted on a new criminal gang known as 'Dog Tulumbe' which is terrorizing Kampala residents.

Authorities say the gang operates along the Northern by-pass including Bwaise-Namungoona-stretch, Hoima Road, Nabweru-Bwaise areas and other suburbs in Nansana Municipality.

The gang members are aged between nine and 16 years, and move in groups of five to seven.

URN quotes an officer attached to Nansana Police Division saying: "Police stations in the area record complaints of theft and assault involving youngsters each day."

"We tried to trace them using the recently installed CCTV cameras but in most cases we miss them. One time we set out to grab them from somewhere having been alerted on camera but they were seen crossing from a distant area," the officer who preferred anonymity told local media.

Police and army have launched an operation to arrest the gang members and have intensified both covert and non-covert operations