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Omuthiya business robbed at gunpoint

2022-02-08  Loide Jason

Omuthiya business robbed at gunpoint

Three Chinese nationals were allegedly robbed of N$60 000 in cash and cellphones valued at N$49 400 at a shop in Omuthiya in the Oshikoto region on Friday afternoon.

The incident occurred at around 11h30 behind the Choppies complex. According to the police crime report, the trio, including an employee, was robbed at gun and knifepoint by two male suspects who demanded their bags of money. 

“It is alleged that two unknown suspects cut the electrical fence to gain entrance, pointed a pistol at the victims and demanded money. The two suspects, one allegedly holding the pistol while another one was holding the knife, ordered the victims to lie down on the floor, and the victims were taken one by one to their bags where the money was being kept,” said the police.

The police stated that the unknown suspects were speaking Oshiwambo (Oshikwanyama) language, and were wearing black caps. No arrests have been made so far, and police investigations continue.

In another matter at Onaanda in the Omusati region, an unknown suspect opened the MTC Tower Network Cage Gate, entered, and stole four batteries to the value of N$14 400.

The incident occurred on Saturday at Ondjiina location, Omuthitu gwa Lwani village in the Elim constituency. No arrests nor recoveries have been made in the matter.

At Ondobe, a 31-year-old Namibian male was arrested for stealing his father’s N$40 000 cash.

“It is alleged that the suspect, who is the son of the complainant, unlawfully and intentionally used an unknown object to force a door open, gained entrance into the complainant’s sleeping room and removed the money without his consent,” reads the crime report. 

 Only an amount of N$2 590 was recovered. The incident occurred at about 16h00 at that village on Saturday. 

At Ongwediva, between Friday and Saturday at Opoto location, Ongwediva area, a suspect forcefully opened a window and broke the burglar bars to gain entrance into a house, and proceeded to forcefully open the rooms to steal money. 

“It is alleged that the complainant locked his house and left for work on Friday morning around 07h30, and only returned around 20h00. When he came back, he did not notice anything wrong, and just went to sleep. On Saturday morning around 10h00 when he woke up, he realised that one of his perfumes was missing from the wardrobe. He searched around, and that is when he discovered that someone had broken into his house. It is alleged that the suspect stole a firearm safe, together with a calibre 22 rifle, worth N$15 000; two suits worth N$7 000; two black pairs of official shoes worth N$3 700; and one perfume (Bulgaria) worth N$1 200.00. No arrests or recoveries were made.

2022-02-08  Loide Jason

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