Police ask public’s assistance to trace robbers

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Police ask public’s assistance to trace robbers

The Khomas police have asked the public’s assistance in tracing three suspects who robbed a Southern Cross security company’s cash-in-transit vehicle of N$1.36 million last Wednesday at Nedbank’s Black Chain Shopping Mall branch in Katutura.

According to Khomas crime investigations coordinator Nikolaus Kupembona, the police launched a manhunt immediately after the incident last week. However, no arrests have been made so

“There is no arrest or recovery of money made so far. However, the police are hard at work to ensure the suspects are arrested, while urging the public to assist in providing concrete information that will lead to the arrest of the trio,” he added.

Kupembona said since the manhunt started, information started coming in, but nothing that could lead to arrests.

Police spokesperson Kauna Shikwambi earlier explained that a 36-year-old security guard and his colleague were transporting money from the Nedbank Business Centre in Ausspannplatz, dropped some of it at the Nedbank branch at Avani Hotel in Independence Avenue, and then proceeded to Nedbank’s Black Chain branch.

“When they arrived at the Nedbank branch at Black Chain, they got out of their vehicle. The complainant opened the van door, and removed two boxes of cash to take inside the bank. While his colleague was guarding him, three armed suspects started firing shots at them, of which one shot struck the security guard and another vehicle belonging to Nashua on the bonnet,” she said.

Shikwambi added that some shots hit the bank’s wall and the entrance glass doors, causing damage.

The suspects then managed to take the boxes containing the cash of N$1 360 000, and fled the scene in a white Volkswagen Polo