Nyarugenge: Three arrested in operation against motorcycle theft
Three men have been arrested in Nyabugogo, Nyarugenge District in connection with theft of motorcycle.
The suspects were arrested on September 12 following investigations into theft of a private motorcycle registration number RC 890V, AG 100 type, on September 10 after suspected thieves broke into the house of one Theophile Nkurunziza – the owner – at night.
Police spokesperson for the City of Kigali, Supt. Emmanuel Hitayezu said that after Nkurunziza reported the case, they immediately launched investigations.
“During investigations, we received information about three people, who were looking for a mechanic to disassembling a motorcycle into spare parts. That’s how we managed to arrest the suspects red-handed in Nyabugogo Cell of Kigali Sector,” said Supt. Hitayezu said.
He identified the suspects as Eric Gatete Habiyambere, 25, Edward Nzayisenga, 23, and Abias Twagiramungu, 38.
“We are now formalizing the process to give the recovered motorcycle to the rightful owner, ensure that everyone connected to this theft is brought to justice,” he added.
The spokesperson commended the role of the general public in fighting theft of motorcycle and crimes in general.
“This is the third case related to motorcycle theft in two months. Because of the good partnership with the public, all the three motorcycles have been recovered and suspects arrested. That’s what community policing standards for… we value the role people play in ensuring safety and security and bringing criminals to justice,” he said.