You could be the unfortunate person who lost your electronics through burglary or other means, but you might be among those whose gadgets have been recovered in various police operations in the City of Kigali.
According to Supt. Modeste Mbabazi, the Police spokesperson for the Central region, several police operations conducted in parts of Kigali have recovered an assortment of electronics.
The electronics are currently kept in the showrooms at Kigali Metropolitan Police Headquarters, where rightful owners can collect them.
“Right now, we have about 100 television sets that include flat screens, and over one hundred computers. We call upon people whose gadgets were stolen, to come and check if they are among the ones that have been recovered,” Supt. Mbabazi, said on Monday.
Other recovered items include home theaters, speakers, decoders, DVD decks and car radios.
“Some of these gadgets have been here since 2012, although many were seized last year from various black electronic shops. All that is required of the victims is to come and check and if they identify theirs, they will be required to produce supporting documents to reclaim them,” he explained.
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“Most of the suspects in these break-ins were arrested and are either serving their sentences, or are in jail pending prosecution. Those arrested also include buyers of stolen goods, who had started shops in this illegal and criminal business.”
“People should know that buying things on the black market comes with its consequences, it could make you an accomplice.”
He advised the public to always buy from recognised stores and be quick to report in case their items are stolen.