Police in Omusati have urged inhabitants to be more cautious following an increased number of housebreaking cases in the region.
The spike in crime in the region coincided with the suspension of the Covid-19 night curfew. Acting regional commander Deputy Commissioner Nghiholiwe Shipateko appealed to the public to not leave their houses unattended.
He also appealed to business owners to tighten security to avoid loss of valuable property.
“We appeal to business owners to employ private security officers to guard their property,” said Shipateko.
In Ohangwena, regional commander Commissioner Elizabeth Mukete-Sibolile said the region was relatively quiet this past weekend.
“We are now enforcing the Liquor Licence Act and the people are in compliance. People are living their normal lives,” Mukete-Sibolile said.
Meanwhile, the police in
//Kharas and Hardap regions did not experience serious crimes since the lifting of the curfew last week Friday.
//Kharas crime investigations coordinator Deputy Commissioner Chrispin Mubebo said there were no incidents of serious crimes.
Hardap crime investigations coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Eric Clay told New Era law enforcement agencies carried out crime prevention operations in the region last weekend, but no serious incidents were reported to his office. “The traffic law enforcement unit did, however, arrest two drivers for being under the influence whilst driving,” he said.