Gakenke: Police recovers stolen motorcycle

On 31 January 2021 at 09:59

Police in Gakenke District, on Friday, January 29, recovered a motorcycle which was stolen from one Jean de la Croix Rubugo.

The motorcycle TVS plate number RD 150J was recovered from a house located in Mataba Sector, Buyanga Cell, Gashingira Village.

Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Alex Rugigana, the Police spokesperson for the Northern region, said the motorcycle was stolen in the night of January 28, at about 10pm.

"The motorcycle was parked outside Rubugo’s house when thieves stole it. The victim immediately reported the alleged theft to Gakenke Police station prompting immediate investigations," CIP Rugigana said.

"With the help of information provided by residents, we traced the motorcycle to a house where it was hidden. It was recovered on Friday at about 9am. Law enforcement organs are working together to locate and arrest individuals behind this theft," he added.

Rubugo, who has since received his motorcycle, thanked the Police and the residents for their tireless efforts to recover it.

"I had no hope that my motorcycle would be recovered. I am grateful for the Police promptness to recover my motorcycle and thank the residents, who were quick to share credible information which facilitated the successful operation," Rubugo said.

CIP Rugigana also thanked the local residents for their community policing and neighbourhood watch spirit, which he said plays an important role in fighting and preventing crimes.