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One arrested in Nedbank robbery case

2022-02-15  Loide Jason

One arrested in Nedbank robbery case

The Namibian Police have arrested one man in connection with a N$1.3 million Nedbank robbery that happened two weeks ago. 

The suspect, who was arrested in the Omusati region, was found without the stolen money, and it is believed that he bought assets. More arrests are expected.

The arrest was confirmed by Khomas regional police commander Ismael Basson, who said the suspect was intercepted in the Okalongo constituency.

The robbery took place at Nedbank’s Black Chain Shopping Mall branch in Katutura.

According to police spokesperson Kauna Shikwambi, 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 it inside the bank. With his colleague 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 explained.

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

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

2022-02-15  Loide Jason

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