Two people have been arrested in Nyarugenge District in connection with the recent theft of eleven sewing machines from Maison de Jeune Kimisagara, a youth development organization centre in Gitega Sector.
At least eight of the stolen sewing machines were recovered from the suspects at the time of their arrest on December 23.
On December 18, thieves broke into the offices of the youth development center located in Gitega Sector, Akabahizi Cell, Gihanga Village and stole the eleven machines meant for vocational training.
Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Emmanuel Kayigi, the Central region Police spokesperson, said the two suspects were intercepted by Irondo (local nigh patrol) and handed over to Police.
“The two suspects admitted to being part of the group that stole the eleven sewing machines. They said the machines were shared amongst all members of the ring, so we are still searching for their accomplices,” CIP Kayigi said.
Rwanda National Police (RNP) and Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB), CIP Kayigi said, are working together to recover the remaining machines.
Meanwhile, the spokesperson also asked members of the public, who might have lost their laptops, television sets and other electronics to go to to the metropolitan in Remera.