They were arrested in an operation conducted on Sunday by Police and local District Administrative Security Support Organ (DASSO) personnel.
Police identified the suspects as Alphonse Tuyisenge, 23, Vedaste Mundanikure, 24, Jean Pierre Munyabarame, 38, and Jean Bosco Nshimiyimana, 19. They have since been handed over to Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) at Jabana station.
Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Marie-Gorrette Umutesi said that they first arrested Tuyisenge, who had ambushed a man in late evening and took his bicycle and all the valuables he was carrying.
“The victim called for help, Police and DASSO worked together to locate and arrest Tuyisenge later that evening and recovered the bicycle and other valuables,” CIP Umutesi said.
“Tuyisenge became cooperative and helped in tracking and arresting three other members of his criminal group in Cyeyeri Village, Akamatamu Cell. All the four have been working together to ambush people in the area in wee hours,” she added.
She called upon the general public to share information on individuals or groups, who “threaten the peace, security and safe movement of people.”