Suspects in Karibib robbery incident arrested
17 Feb 2014 17:50pm
WINDHOEK, 17 FEB (NAMPA) Four men who allegedly robbed a couple in their house at Karibib on Friday, were arrested over the weekend.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Spokesperson, Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi confirmed the arrest to Nampa on Monday, saying three of them were apprehended on Saturday, and the fourth on Sunday afternoon in Karibib in the Erongo Region.
The suspects dressed in NamPol uniforms gained entry to the house by telling the victims, Ulla and Peter Vollprecht, they were in possession of a search warrant as they (couple) are suspected to have explosives in their house.
Vollprecht told Die Republikein Afrikaans newspaper that after the bogus police officers got what they wanted, they tied him to a rail in the bathroom and his wife in an outside room.
When the suspects left, he freed himself from the bathroom, and assisted his wife.
Kanguatjivi confirmed to Nampa that several of the Vollprechts items which were reported stolen, were found with some of the suspects.
The police recovered from the suspects a 9mm pistol, two magazines with 15 rounds, a bag containing semi-precious stones as well as a Minolta camera, he said.
The suspects are expected to appear in the Karibib Magistrates Court on Tuesday.