Crime, National

House-breaking incidents rock Christmas Eve


WINDHOEK, 26 DEC – A house in Hochland Park was broken into by unknown suspects on Monday in Ospray Road, after they allegedly broke a bedroom window using an unknown object to gain access to the house.

A daily crime report issued by City Police spokesperson, Fabian Amukwelele on Tuesday said the suspects allegedly cut three safes, but only managed to open one, which was empty.

The house was unoccupied at the time of the incident, as the owners are believed to have travelled to the Northern part of the country.

Suspected burglars also gained entry to a house in Ankara Street, Otjomuise, after cutting a burglar bar to the house.

The suspects allegedly only managed to steal a television set, as all other rooms in the house were locked.

No arrests have been made.

Another house was broken into in Augeikas Street, Damara Location in the capital on Monday at about 08h30.

Unknown suspects allegedly gained entry to the house by breaking a window and stole a TV.

No arrests have been made.

Meanwhile, unknown suspects got away with a television and a fridge, after entering a room at the Windhoek Country Club Hotel and Casino at about 14h10 on Monday.

According to the complainant, the room was not locked when the suspects entered and removed the items.

Amukwelele called on the public to be vigilant of suspicious movements in their neighborhoods and to inform neighbourhood watch groups on social media platforms of any suspicions.

“Home owners who have left their houses unattended should also inform police officers to do a routine patrol in their areas to avoid such incidents,” Amukwelele said.
(NAMPA)