The money and a smartphone, among other valuables, were recovered from the prime suspect on Tuesday, February 14, who was arrested in Tare Sector, Gasarenda Cell in Kagarama Village.
The theft was reported last Friday at a home in Remera Sector Gasabo District, where the suspect was working as a house-help.
Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Emmanuel Habiyaremye, the Police spokesperson for the Southern region, said that Police tracked the suspect to his home village in Nyamagabe District, where he was arrested.
"After the money and other valuables went missing from the bedroom, the victims suspected their domestic worker, who had escaped, to have stolen them.
Through information sharing between the Police and the public, the prime suspect was located in his home village of Kagarama, Gasarenda Cell in Tare Sector of Nyamagabe District, where he was arrested with all the money (Rwf400,000), which he had deposited on his mobile account, and a smartphone," said CIP Habiyaremye.
He was handed over to RIB for further investigations.
Article 166 of law determining offences and penalties in general states that; any person convicted of theft is liable to imprisonment for a term of not less than one (1) year and not more than two (2) 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.