Ngororero: Police recovers stolen building materials

On 17 January 2021 at 06:14

Police in Ngororero District, on Friday, January15, recovered some of the items, which were stolen from a resident of Nyamweru village, Gaseke Sector in Kabaya Sector, when thieves broke into the house.

Assorted items including money, foodstuff, building materials and a mattress were stolen from the house of Josiane Nyiransabimana earlier that morning.

Some of the stolen items including building materials and one mattress were recovered from one of the suspected thieves identified as Jean Claude Uwihoreye, 26, who was also taken into custody.

Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Bonaventure Twizere Karekezi, the Police spokesperson for the Western region, said that Police have identified two other accomplices in the burglary called Abbas Niyomugabo, 29, and one only identified as Nshimiyimana, both residents of Kabaya.

The search for Niyomugabo and Nshimiyimana is still underway.

"At about 9am on Friday, just after Nyiransabimana left her house, people broke into her home and stole varied items and money amounting to Rwf100, 000. Following reports about the house break-in, neighbouring residents provided information pointing fingures at Uwihoreye, Niyomugabo and Nshimiyimana, whom they had seen roaming around the house that very morning," CIP Karekezi said.

He added: "With the help of residents, Kabaya Police station located and arrested Uwihoreye after he was found with some of the stolen items including a sack of maize flour, mattress and a bag of nails.

Residents had previously reported Uwihoreye and his group of youth to be behind series of burglaries in the area."

He thanked the residents for the spirit of community policing and neighbourhood watch in fighting and preventing crimes, and bringing wrongdoers to justice through strong collaboration in information sharing.

In article 166 of the law determining 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 not less than Rwf1 million and not more than Rwf2 million, community service in a period of six (6) months or only one of these penalties.

However, in article 167, the penalty doubles if the theft was carried out by more than one person or at night.