The motorcycle was stolen the previous night when thieves broke into a house in Rugerero cell, Kivu sector and locked the victim inside the house before fleeing.
"The victim managed to find a way to unlock the door only to realize that his motorcycle had been stolen from another house, where it was kept. He immediately called the Police, which promptly started the search," Superintendent of Police (SP) Emmanuel Habiyaremye, the Police spokesperson for the Southern region, said.
He added: "Two prime suspects were later located in Kivu sector, Kivu cell in Kivu village, where they were arrested red-handed on Saturday at about 6p.m, with the same stolen motorcycle. They were handed over to RIB at Kivu station for further management."
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.
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; the theft is carried out during the night or the theft is carried out by more than one (1) person.