Suspected burglar arrested in Rulindo

By IGIHE
On 25 November 2019 at 08:24

A man identified as Jean Nkizamacumu, 35, suspected of breaking into shops and stealing assorted goods, was arrested on Thursday in Rulindo District.

He was arrested after breaking into the shop of one Phocas Nkurunziza located in Nyirangarama Cell, Bushoki Sector.

Nkizamacumu is also said to have broken into another shop in Muyongwe Sector, Gakenke District, on November 17, where he stole money and goods.

Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Alexis Rugigana, the Northern region Police spokesperson, said that Nkizamacumu was found with some goods stolen from Nkurunziza’s shop.

"Nkizamacumu was found in possession of 130kgs of sorghum, 50kgs of beans, a radio and Rwf40, 000, all stolen from Nkurunziza’s shop. He has been handed over to Rwanda Investigation Bureau at Bushoki station with exhibits," said CIP Rugigana.

He thanked residents who called the Police immediately after witnessing the crime and called for continued partnership and real time information sharing on such wrongdoers.

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


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