Three armed robberies in the capital

13 Jul 2014 18:00pm
WINDHOEK, 13 JUL (NAMPA) – Two armed robberies took place in the space of half an hour in the capital in the early hours of Saturday morning, with the suspects using similar methods to gain entrance to the houses they robbed.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) spokesperson, Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi at a media briefing on Sunday told reporters the first incident took place at around 02h30 on Saturday morning at a house in Khomasdal’s Hans Dietrich Genscher Street.
Five suspects kicked the door of the house open and held a couple at gunpoint before getting away with a flat-screen television, a laptop, a cell phone, a television decoder and a DVD player. The couple were unharmed and police investigations continue.
In the second incident, suspects held a family at gunpoint at around 03h00 in List Street in Windhoek West and robbed them of two cell phones. The suspects allegedly fired a shot in one of the rooms in the house. Police investigations into the matter continue.
Meanwhile, the Wanaheda police are investigating an armed robbery after a 52-year-old man was robbed of his cell phone and a pistol at around 18h00 on Saturday on the gravel road behind Ramatex in Otjomuise. It is alleged that three men appeared out of nowhere and smashed the windows on both the driver and passenger side before forcing the driver out of the vehicle and grabbing the car keys. They also stripped the victim naked before running away. Police investigations continue.
At Usakos, a robbery was reported after suspects stole N.dollars 2 000 and six firearms from the 83-year-old Hans Hock at Plot 38 located five kilometres outside the town. The incident took place on Saturday at around 22h00. Three suspects entered the house and tied the victim to a chair before fleeing with the goods. The victim only managed to report the case to the police at around 01h45 as the robbers disconnected the telephone at Hock’s residence. It is suspected that the robbers were in possession of a key of the house. Police investigations into the matter continue.
The Ohangwena police are investigating a case of rape after a 16-year-old boy allegedly raped a girl aged six at Okasekele village on Tuesday at around 21h00. They live in the same house with other family members. According to Kanguatjivi, statements were obtained from the suspect and the case will be forwarded to the Prosecutor-General for a decision.
Meanwhile, the police in Omungwelume have opened an inquest after an 11-year-old boy died on Wednesday at around 16h00 after he collapsed at the Omahenene residential area. It is alleged that Paulus Kadonga started vomiting and had complained of having diarrhoea. Foamy saliva apparently started coming out of his mouth and he was rushed to the Omungwelume clinic, where he died upon arrival. Police investigations continue.