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GASABO: Another suspect arrested over motorcycle theft

On Monday, March 15, Police in Kigali arrested another man in connection with  motorcycle theft.

The 26-year old man was apprehended in Nyakabungo village, Gasanze cell of Nduba sector in Gasabo District with a motorcycle which was reported stolen earlier that day.

Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Sylvestre Twajamahoro, the Police spokesperson for the City of Kigali said that the motorcycle TVS registration number RF 483C, was reported stolen earlier in the day at about 2p.m.

"The owner of the motorcycle had parked it outside the restaurant in Nyakabungo trading centre but could not find it when he came out. He immediately reported the alleged theft," CIP Twajamahoro said.

He added: "The search for the motorcycle commenced immediately. Fortune enough, it had a GPS, it was tracked and the suspect intercepted with the motorcycle along Gasanze-Nduba road at about 10p.m."

The suspect was handed over to RIB at Nduba station.

This came less than a week after another stolen motorcycle was recovered from the suspect thief, who was arrested in Gisozi sector also in Gasabo District.

"This is one of many examples of why it is important to install a GPS in your motorcycle," said CIP Twajamahoro.

Article 166 of law determining offences and penalties in general states that; any person convicted of theft is liable to imprisonment for a term of not less than one year and not more than two years and a fine of not less than Frw1 million and not more than Frw2 million, community service in a period of six (6) months or only one of these penalties.

In article 167, the penalty for theft doubles, if the offender committed the crime through burglary, climbing or possession of keys other than the owner; the theft is carried out during the night or the theft is carried out by more than one person.