Housebreaking and theft top weekend crime report

07 Jul 2013 10:10
WINDHOEK, 07 JUL (NAMPA) ? Three cases of housebreaking and theft in which items worth thousands of dollars were lost were reported to the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the capital over the weekend.
NamPol spokesperson, Inspector Stephen Nuuyi told a media briefing here on Sunday that items valued at N.dollars 100 000 were stolen after an unknown suspect(s) broke into a house in Ludwigsdorf?s Quenta Street.
The incident took place between 14h00 and 17h00 on Saturday, and the stolen items included watches and jewellery. No arrests have been made and none of the stolen items have been recovered so far. Police investigations into the matter continue.
At around 01h00 on Saturday morning, a house in Rocky Crest?s Falkland Street was broken into and items valued at about N.dollars 26 000, stolen. An unknown suspect broke into the house and stole a laptop, a television set and sunglasses. No arrests have been made and none of the stolen items have been recovered yet. The police investigation continues.
On Friday night at about 23h30, items valued at N.dollars 28 000 were stolen after an unknown suspect(s) broke into a residence in Soweto?s Mammon Street. The stolen items included a flat screen television set, a laptop and jewellery. No suspects have been arrested in connection with the burglary yet, and none of the items have been recovered. Police investigations into matter continue.
Meanwhile, in an unrelated incident, a security guard died on the spot after the motor vehicle he was travelling collided with a Ford Bantam pick-up on Sunday. The incident took place at 05h30 at the corner of Florence Nightingale and Hans Dietrich Genscher Streets.
Eight other security guards were injured and taken to the Katutura State Hospital. The driver of the Ford Bantam was arrested as he failed to stop at a red traffic light.
Nuuyi also reported that the body of an unknown man was found on Friday at around 22h30 in a building between the Windhoek Police Station and the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare. The police suspect that the man died about two days before his body was discovered.
The police investigation into the matter continues.
Also on Friday, a man (age unknown) died after the vehicle he was travelling in overturned at around 09h00 at the Out of Nature Estate south of the capital. The deceased was seated in the back of a pick-up during the incident. His next of kin are yet to be informed of his death.
In another accident, a 39-year-old woman died after the motor vehicle she was travelling in overturned about 30 kilometers south of Windhoek on Friday.
The incident took place at about 12h30 when the driver allegedly overtook another vehicle and hit it on its side, causing both drivers to lose control. No injuries were reported in the other vehicle, which left the road. The woman?s next of kin are yet to be informed, and the police investigation continues.