A group of three suspected thieves had broken into the house of a USA-national in Urwego Village, Kimihurura Cell in Kimihurura Sector, earlier that night, where they stole the two motorcycles.
Police also arrested one of the suspected thieves identified Arnold Steve Girimpuhwe, 23.
RNP spokesperson, CP John Bosco Kabera, said that in the wee hours of Monday morning, someone called the Police after seeing the three men pushing the two motorcycles.
“This vigilant person, suspected the three men to be thieves, when he saw them pushing the two motorcycles, and he called the Police. Officers worked quickly to recover the two motorcycles at about 6am, in Umutekano Village (also in Kimihurura) and arrested one of the suspected thieves although two others managed to run away on seeing the Police vehicle," CP Kabera said.
"The victim called the Police Call centre to report the theft, but he was informed that they had been recovered," he added.
The suspected thieves were intercepted about 1km from the house, where the motos were stolen.
The motorcycles were handed over to the owner, who commended the Rwandan community policing spirit to report anything suspicious, which helped to recover his bikes.
CP Kabera said that the search for other two members of the theft group is still ongoing.
Girimpuhwe was handed over to RIB at Kimihurura station for further legal process.
Article 166 of the law determining offenses and penalties in general states that any person convicted of 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.
The penalty for theft doubles if: theft is carried out during the night or by more than one person.