Tuyisenge was caught in the butchery belonging to one Rachid Twagirimana, at about 5am after stealing Frw410,000. The money was recovered.
The District Police Commander (DPC) for Nyarugenge, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Eric Kabera, said that Tuyisenge had used a forged key to break into the butcher shop.
“On Saturday at about 5am, Twagirimana found his butchery open with someone inside. He called the Police and Tuyisenge was arrested inside the butcher shop after stealing Frw410,000," SSP Kabera said.
"The owner of the shop alleged that he had left Rwf560,000 in his shop but Tuyisenge has been handed over to RIB at Nyarugenge station for further investigations," he added.
Article 166 of the law determining offenses and penalties in general provides that 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 months or only one of these penalties.
In article 167, the penalty for theft doubles if the offender committed the crime through burglary, climbing or possession of keys other than the owner or the theft is carried out during the night.
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