Stolen electronics recovered in Gasabo, four arrested

Police in Gasabo District have recovered an assortment of electronics, which were stolen from a sound system store in Kabuga, Rusororo Sector last week.

Police in Gasabo District have recovered an assortment of electronics, which were stolen from a sound system store in Kabuga, Rusororo Sector last week.

The Police spokesperson for the central region, Supt Emmanuel Hitayezu, said the computer, scanner, printer and home theatre were recovered from the suspected thieves on Wednesday in Remera Sector, Kicukiro District, where they were apparently trying to sell them.

He said following the theft that occurred in the night of March 26 in Kabuga trading centre, the victim, identified as Samuel Turatsinze, filed a case at Rusororo Police station, and investigations immediately commenced.

“During investigations, information from a resident in Remera led to three people who were selling electronics. The Police officers rushed to the scene and arrested the thieves red-handed with all the stolen items,” said Supt. Hitayezu.

“We have since arrested four people namely, Marie Gisele Nyirasafari, Jean Claude Ndaruhutse, Felicien Mudahemuka, and Evariste Muhoza,” he said.

Investigations indicate that theft was orchestrated and implemented by Muhoza, who then hid the stolen items in Nyirasafari’s house, Supt Hitayezu said.

Nyirasafari then asked both Ndaruhutse and Mudahemuka to look for buyers, but they were arrested before the deal was accomplished,’’ the officer added.

“Investigations would have been difficult if the victim hadn’t filed the case in time and without the role of the public, who are instrumental in the day-to-day policing activities,” he said.

The gadgets have since been handed back to the rightful owner.

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