RUNDU, 04 JUNE – A couple was overpowered and assaulted by two unknown men who broke into their house on Saturday night in Windhoek’s Olympia residential area according to the Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Public Relations Officer, Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi.
Shikwambi, in a weekend crime report issued on Monday said the incident happened at around 21h15, in Daan Bekker street where it is alleged that two unknown men wearing balaclavas broke into the couple’s house with a handgun and assaulted the husband, 56 years-old and the wife, 55 years-old upon arrival at their house.
She said the husband is in a critical condition at a Windhoek hospital while the wife is reported to be in a stable condition.
The stolen items however, have not yet been listed and no arrest has been made in connection to the robbery as police investigations into the matter continue.
In another incident, five men, one of them armed with a pistol and others with knives, accosted a security guard on duty at Aucor in Brakwater on Saturday, after which they removed 12 solar panels from a container.
The incident happened at around 23h00.
Shikwambi said the security guard was allegedly tied and held hostage for about three hours while they removed the panels and loaded them into a pick-up truck before speeding off.
No arrest has been so far but investigations into the matter continue.
In addition, Shikwambi said two Swiss nationals were allegedly threatened by an unknown suspect with a knife in Klein Windhoek on Sunday before robbing them of their belongings.
She said the robbery occurred at around 11h00 and that two back packs containing a smartphone, two cameras and clothes were taken from the tourists along with a pick-up vehicle they were driving.
Shikwambi said the value of the stolen properties is around N.dollars 75 381, however, the vehicle was found abandoned in Babylon informal settlement but all the items were removed from the vehicle.
In another robbery recorded over the weekend, unknowns suspect allegedly entered a PEP store building in Gobabis in the Omaheke Region on Sunday and stole goods estimated at a value of N.dollars 173 935.
Shikwambi said the suspects gained entry into the building by cutting the roof of the building and stole cash, electronic appliances.