15 Jun 2013 05:00
ONDANGWA, 14 JUN (NAMPA) ? Police at Ondangwa in the Oshana Region on Friday arrested seven people suspected of stealing goods from the Jet Store here.
Namibian Police Force?s (NamPol) Deputy Commissioner here Rauha Amwele confirmed this to Nampa on Friday, saying the seven suspects are four cashiers of that store, two security guards and a member of the public.
The items, which were shown to journalists at the Ondangwa NamPol station on the same Friday, include two fridges, 25 plastic chairs, 10 buckets of paint, two power generators, two stoves, a microwave, three flat-screen televisions, a wardrobe, a DVD machine, a suitcase, clothes and shoes.
The police discovered the items on Thursday and Friday, following a tip-off from a member of the public who observed suspected stolen items being kept in certain residences in and around Ondangwa.
Amwele pointed out that the police?s swift investigations into the matter unearthed this theft syndicate after it was confirmed that the goods are from the same store.
Police investigations are continuing, and more arrests are likely to take place.
?We are encouraging members of the public to continue informing us about suspected stolen items they find in their respective communities,? Amwele appealed, adding that this is the only way theft from employers can be detected and combated.
Jet Store's Human Resource Officer for the North, Faustino Paulo, commended the NamPol officers for a job well done and applauded them for detecting the theft his store had suffered.
The Ondangwa Jet Store, Paulo said, has been suffering big stock losses due to undetected theft.
?We are grateful to the police for this discovery and we are encouraging them to continue with this good job,? Paulo stated
The seven suspects are expected to appear in the Ondangwa Magistrate?s Court on Monday.