Crime

Chinese shop robbed as part of slew of robberies in Oshana


OSHAKATI, Oct. 24 – Police are investigating a case of robbery with aggravating circumstances that occurred last Sunday morning, when a  26 year old Chinese businessman was robbed in his shop, in the company of his four Namibian employees.

It is alleged that the assailants entered the shop, assaulted the victim with a panga on his head and arms, before proceeding to rob him of money in cash to the amount of N$ 50 000. The victim sustained injuries and he was treated at Oshakati State Hospital. No recovery nor arrest has been made so far as police investigation continues.

Later on the same day at about 18H30, a 32 year old man was robbed by three young men armed with knives, at Okandjengedi location. It is alleged that the victim together with his cousin gave a lift to two people from Uutapi to Oshakati.

However, on the way the passengers robbed the driver of his watch, a belt, cap, three cellphones and N$ 1500 in cash. They also wrestled for his car keys, cutting his finger in the process and fled. No arrest has yet been made and police investigation continues.

Elsewhere, Police in Ondangwa are investigating a case of robbery after a Chinese couple were threatened with a screwdriver while they were in a Taxi. The couple was instructed to surrender their money and cellphones by one of three men who were in the taxi with the couple, near the Okapya Bridge and they were robbed of N$11 000 in cash and a cell-phone by the unknown assailants.

In the Khomas Region, Katutura, police are investigating robbery with Aggravating Circumstances after on Sunday evening, five men, two armed with pistols, two with iron bars and one with a knife, allegedly entered a house and threatened a 35-year old woman. The suspects got away with a flat screen television, three cellphones and a pair of shoes, before they jujmped into a car and drove off. The suspects are not known and no arrest has been made yet. – NDN Staffer