Beware, burglars are targeting electronic equipments
Over a period of two months, the police have arrested twenty people suspected of being part of a burglary network mainly targeting electronic equipment in Kigali.
17 laptops, 10 flat screen TV, 4 amplifiers among other assets were yesterday presented at Kicukiro police station.
The gang consisted of a group of armed burglars, transporters and buyers; they also bribed guards and housekeepers to get into houses. Everyone could be heard astonished to see how the gangs committed to target such kind of apparatus, without any deviation to any other kind.
Among those arrested is Jean de la Croix Tuyisenge a.k.a Tuse, who is accused of selling the stolen equipment. He says he is innocent. “I have been running an electronic shop in Goma, but when there was too much insecurity, I opted to open shops in Gisenyi and Kigali. But look; police found one TV screen that I bought from a thief unknowingly, and they took away all my belongings. I will seek justice.”
Tuyisenge who claims to have people helping to find cheap electronic equipments from Dubai, added that his best supplier is a certain Pasiteri, who, he said “owns a hotel and I couldn’t imagine him be involved in robberies”.
According to superintended Theos Badege, the police spokesman, arresting those thieves is the result of good collaboration between police, other security organs and the population.
He urged Kigali residents in their respective neighborhoods to always make sure they know their neighbors’ occupation.
“For example you find people who drink the whole day and in evening they dress handsomely. You should doubt about their source of income and report to the police any suspect situation”, he said.