Armed robberies reported in Rundu and Windhoek

16 Feb 2014 20:10pm
WINDHOEK, 16 FEB (NAMPA) - The police in Rundu opened a case of armed robbery on Thursday after six suspects armed with firearms broke into Princes Gambling at around 14h00.
The Head of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Public Relations Division, Edwin Kanguatjivi said at the weekly crime briefing here on Sunday the suspects allegedly held the victims at gunpoint and threatened them with knives before tying them up using strips of plastic.
They reportedly got away with N.dollars 16 000 in cash.
No arrests have been made yet and police investigations into the matter continue.
Meanwhile, four men who were patrons at a bar in Windhoek’s Havana residential area last Wednesday assaulted the security guard on duty as the other patrons left the bar.
The incident occurred at around 21h50.
Four employees were allegedly held at gunpoint and the safe and gambling machines were broken into and an amount of N.dollars 29 800 and four cell phones were stolen.
No one has been arrested in connection with the robbery and police investigations continue.
In an unrelated incident, a bar was robbed at Okonyota in the Ruacana Constituency on Thursday.
Three suspects armed with a pistol allegedly entered the room where the security guard was resting at around 03h00. They overpowered him and took his gun, and the security guard fled.
The suspects then broke the door of the room which the bar lady was sleeping in and allegedly grabbed her and forced her to open the bar from which they stole N.dollars 4 398.
The also took three packs of Dunhill cigarettes, two bottles of Coca-Cola, and a cell phone.
The total value of the stolen items is estimated at N.dollars 8 095. No recoveries have been made so far, with the exception of the security guard’s gun which was found in the bushes not far from the crime scene.
No arrests have been made and police investigations into the matter continue
Kanguatjivi further said a case of stock theft was reported in the Omaheke Region after a suspect allegedly stole three cows belonging to the 51-year-old Zebia Tjipara from a grazing area without the owner's consent. The cows were stolen between 03 and 05 February at Otjimati Post 9B in Epukiro.
He added that none of the cows valued at N.dollars 15 000 were recovered and no arrests have been made in connection with the matter so far. Police investigations continue.
(NAMPA)
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