Two arrested in foiled burglary

On 28 July 2020 at 04:08

Police in Gasabo District arrested two men on Monday, who were found breaking into a house in Kimironko Sector to steal assorted valuables.

Eric Tuyizere, 20, and Manase Ishimwe, 23, were arrested in the act at about 11 am in Bibare Cell, Intashyo Village, where they were stealing items in the house of one Rama Krishan.

Gasabo District Police Commander, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Pierre Tebuka said that neighbours to the would-be victim called the Police after seeing the two men breaking into the house.

"Police officers were immediately deployed but local residents had already exercised their community policing rights to apprehend them by the time officers arrived," SSP Tebuka said.

"They were caught with a flat television set, computer, clothes and foodstuffs, which they had already taken out of the house," he added.

He explained that it’s not the first time the same individuals have been implicated in theft-related crimes.

"We had information that these two suspects were behind another recent house break-in in Gasabo."

The suspects also admitted to be behind separate house break-ins.
"We understand this criminal ring is composed of four members, we are still searching for two others, who are still at large but their identities known."

The DPC thanked the residents for the spirit of neighbourhood watch and timely information sharing.

The suspects were handed over to RIB in Kimironko.

Theft under article 166 of the law relating to offences and penalties in Rwanda, is punishable with an imprisonment of between one and two years and a fine of between Rwf1 million and Rwf2 million, a community service of six months or one of these penalties.