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Police recovers stolen items after arresting suspects

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Kigali: Police in the Southern Province recovered money and other valuables that were stolen in two separate house break-ins in Nyamagabe and Huye districts and arrested two people in connection with the acts.

In Nyamagabe, one Emmanuel Hagenimana alias Kidamage was arrested in Gahama Village of Kavumu Cell in Kaduha Sector after breaking into a house of one Costasie Nyirahabimana, where he stole a television flat screen and sound speakers.

He is currently detained at Kaduha police station.

Meanwhile, in Huye, one Idi Nkurunziza was arrested red-handed in Ngoma sector after breaking into a house belonging to one only identified as Maniriyo and stealing Rwf120, 000.

The Police spokesperson for the Southern Province, Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Emmanuel Kayigi thanked the residents for the “neighbourhood watch and quick response to foil the thefts and apprehending the suspected thieves.”

“Although the suspects had successfully managed to break into the houses and stealing valuables, there was a quick reaction from residents after victims learnt of the theft and informed neighbours,” CIP Kayigi said.

“They called the police but they also had a crew on who could have been behind the two separate thefts. When Police caught the prime suspects they found them with the said missing money and the electronics,” he added.

He also thanked them for not taking matters in their hands, which would have also made them suspects.

Theft under article 300 of the penal code attracts a prison sentence of between six months and two years, and a fine of two to five times the value of what was stolen. (End)


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