Police recovers two stolen motorcycles

On 8 June 2020 at 07:22

Police have recovered two motorcycles, which were reported stolen recently.

The motorcycles were recovered from suspected thieves in Ngoma and Gisagara districts.

One of the motorcycles; plate number RB 003X was recovered Thursday from the suspected thief identified as Alexis Tuyishimire, 20, in Ngoma, Mutenderi Sector.

The victim, Olivier Nsangiyumva had given the motorcycle to Tuyishimire to fix a mechanical fault. Tuyishimire was a mechanic in the neighbouring Kazo Sector.

Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Hamdun Twizeyimana, the police spokesperson for the Eastern region, said that Tuyishimire cut off the communication after he was given the motorcycle to fix it.

"After fixing the motorcycle, he didn’t give it back to the owner, cut off the communications and he was nowhere to be seen. He told people at home that he was traveling to Kigali.

It later came to light that Tuyishimire had secured a buyer in Kigali but he was intercepted in Mutenderi with the motorcycle riding to Kigali," CIP Twizeyimana said.

He added: "Tuyishimire was intercepted by residents but he abandoned the motorcycle and attempted to escape. Fortunately, Police and residents worked together to locate and arrest him few moments later."

He thanked the residents for the community policing gesture to recover the motorcycle and to arrest the suspect.

Meanwhile, the second motorcycle TVS RD 048L was recovered from Eric Habinshuti, 34, on Saturday in Mamba, Gisagara District collaboration with local leaders.

Habinshuti was at the time selling it. The would-be buyer Vincent, who is suspected to be dealing in stolen items, fled and the search for him is still underway.