Crime

‘Fake cops’ pilfer N$500 000 in heist


WINDHOEK, Nov. 13 – Police are investigating a case of armed robbery that occurred on Saturday at about 09:30 at plot no 28-3-380 in Brakwater.

It is alleged that a 37-year old Chinese national was robbed by five unknown suspects who pretended to be police officers on duty.

They handcuffed the complaint, tied up the wife and other three victims before removing one pistol, N$ 500 000-00 cash, 10 000 yuan, five cameras, three watches, seven cellphones, wedding rings and necklaces. The total value is still to be determined, while there has been no arrest and recovery, police are still conducting investigations.

In Ongwediva around 02h00 on Friday at UTAG bar, Omatando no: 2 Ongwediva, two men 22 and 23 years old, were arrested for assaulting a 25 year old man. It is alleged that the trio were quarrelling over drinks (beer) and consequently a fight broke out. The victim sustained serious injuries and he was taken to Oshakati state hospital for treatment. Police investigation continues.

Police in Gobabis arrested a 17-year old boy at Kanaan A, Epako settlement, after he stabbed and instantly killed a 35-year old man. It is alleged that the victim and suspect were drinking alcohol before an argument (unknown) began between the two to which the suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim once in the back and victim died on the spot. The deceased is identified as Johannes Mokhatu and his next of kin was informed. Police investigation continues.

On the same day, at 10h00 at Oshiveli Dry Mini market at  Ondiiyala location in Ondangwa, a man allegedly hit a woman against a wall and threatened to kill her with an iron bar. He then demanded the safe key which he did not get but, instead managed to remove recharge vouchers worth N$700-00, a Samsung Galaxy J3 cellphone valued at N$4780-00, a Hisense cellphone valued at N$1600-00 and N$3685-00. The suspect is still at large and no recoveries have been made.

Elsewhere, three suspects were arrested after they broke into a house at Ehambombali in Ongwediva. They managed to steal valuable items valued at N$29 000-00. A pursuit was launched and the suspects were apprehended and all stolen items were recovered. Police investigation continues. – NDN Staffer