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KAMONYI: Police recovers stolen money

On Sunday, September 17, Police in Kamonyi District recovered money amounting to Frw380,000, which had been stolen, and arrested two men in connection with the act.

The suspects aged 28 and 23, were intercepted at about 04a.m, in Rugobagoba village, Kigembe cell of Gacurabwenge with a bag containing the stolen money.

The money was reported stolen the previous evening from a construction site in Kigembe cell, according to Superintendent of Police (SP) Emmanuel Habiyaremye, the Police spokesperson for the Southern region.

"The victim withdrew money from the bank earlier on Saturday, September 16, to pay casual workers, who were constructing his house in Kigembe cell.

The search for the suspects was immediately commenced after the victim reported the alleged theft, until they were arrested the following morning on Sunday at about 04a.m, with the money," SP Habiyaremye said.

The suspects were at the time fleeing with the money. They were handed over to RIB at Gacurabwenge station for further investigations.

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 (1) year and not more than two (2) 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 (1) person.