The money was recovered from a suspected thief identified as Fulgence Habyarimana, 32, who was also arrested.
Habyarimana is a car dealer at a carwash in Nyamata town.
It is suspected that on March 25, Habyarimana broke into Karegeya’s car, which was parked near the carwash, and stole a bag containing the money.
Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Hamdun Twizeyimana, the Police spokesperson for the Eastern region, said Karegeya immediately reported to the Police after realizing that her car had been broken into and the bag containing the money missing.
"Police officers, who intervened, got information from people at the car washing, who suspected their colleague, Habyarimana, to be behind the theft because he left abruptly as it was raining," CIP Twizeyimana said.
He added: "Habyarimana was traced and arrested the following day on March 26; he admitted stealing the bag containing the Frw2 million, which he returned."
The spokesperson thanked those who provided information that led to the recovery of the money, which he said it defines the importance of neighborhood watch.
Habyarimana was immediately handed over to Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) at Nyamata station.
Under article 166 of the law relating to offences and penalties in general, any person convicted for theft is liable to imprisonment for a term of not less than one year and not more than two years and a fine of between Rwf1 million and Rwf2 million, a community service for a period of six months or only one of these penalties.