The equipment were recovered from two suspected thieves identified as Patrick Bizimana, 24, and Fabrice Ndayishimiye, 24, who were arrested separately in Kabeza Village, Kagasa Cell of Gahanga Sector, Police said.
Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Marie-Gorette Umutesi, the Police spokesperson for the City of Kigali said one of the suspects—Bizimana—was reported by a taxi-moto operator.
“The hired motorcyclist became suspicious and decided to take Bizimana to the Police. The motorcyclist was not convinced with Bizimana’s explanation on where he got all the equipment and decided to implement his community policing rights,” said CIP Umutesi.
“Ndayishimiye was also arrested following information provided by fellow employees of the company,” she added.
She commended the “vigilance, brave and responsive acts of the motorcyclist” and called upon the general public to “always report anyone or anything suspicious.”
“Whenever you see anything suspicious or suspect someone to be engaged in lawlessness, always call the Police.”
Theft, under article 166 of the law determining offenses and penalties in general in Rwanda, attracts imprisonment of between one and two years and a fine of up to Rwf2 million, community service in a period of six months or only one of these penalties.