Police in Gasabo District have recovered four stolen television flat screens and two decoders, and arrested four men behind the alleged theft.
Police spokesperson for the Central Region, Supt. Emmanuel Hitayezu identified the suspects as Eric Hategekimana, Juvenal Minani, Fabien Habimana and Innocent Ntakirutimana.
“Two television sets and decoders stolen in Kimironko Sector in the night of May 1, were recovered from Hategekimana and Minani,” said Supt. Hitayezu.
“On the same night, Habimana and Ntakirutimana were found with a flat screen stolen in Kagugu (Gasabo) suburb while the other screen was recovered from other suspected thieves, who abandoned it in Ndera Sector and fled after seeing the night patrol,” he added.
The screens have since been returned to the rightful owners.
Some of the electronics were stolen after thieves forged the key with the help of the house-help, and accessed the room where they were.
“Victims had filed complaints to their respective police stations, and investigations and arrests became easy and quick because of community policing and community night patrols,” the spokesperson said.