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Suspected thieves arrested in Kamonyi

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Rwanda National Police (RNP), on Sunday, October 3, arrested more 27 people said to be connected to recent series of violent theft in Kamonyi District.

Nine of the suspected thieves were arrested in Ngamba Sector. They are Thadee Sindikubwabo, 42, Eugene Mugarura, 25, Francois Yamfashije, 24, Francois Gisigari, 39, Jean Pierre Matabaro, 33, Jonas Siborurema, 27, Oscar Niyogisubizo, 18, Alphonse Ntamugabumwe, 40 and Jean Nepomscene Iradukunda, 18.

Other 18 suspects were arrested in Runda sector following credible information provided by local leaders and residents.

According to Superintendent of Police (SP) Theobald Kanamugire, the Police spokesperson for the Southern region, the suspects were arrested in partnership with other security organs due to information provided by residents.

“This is part of the operations targeting rings that were ambushing people in wee hours, assault them before stealing their valuables. The gang was attacking people with traditional weapons such as machetes. They were also ambushing people at bus stops in wee hours,” said SP Kanamugire.

He added: “Among those arrested in Runda sector is one identified as Jean Bosco Musabyimana, who was found in the bush where he had set an ambush near the bus stop, armed with a knife.

Another suspect, Joseph Musabyimana was also found in possession of seven pellets of cannabis.”

He lauded the community policing spirit, which facilitated the arrest of the suspects.

“These are continuous operations, we call upon the public to continue sharing information on other members of the rings.”

The suspects were handed over to RIB for further legal process.

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