24 Sep 2014 20:00pm
WALVIS BAY, 24 SEP (NAMPA) The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) at Walvis Bay on Tuesday recovered items worth N.dollars 80 000 stolen from a local furniture store on Monday.
Erongo Police Commander, Commissioner Samuel //Hoebeb told Nampa on Wednesday that five male suspects were arrested in connection with the theft.
The items were found in the Kuisebmund residential area at house number 4518 along Omugulugwombashe Street.
//Hoebeb said the suspects took advantage of the power outage experienced in Walvis Bay on Monday evening to break into Ellerines furniture shop, and stole items such as televisions and sound systems.
They allegedly used a gas cutter to cut the roof of the furniture shop to gain entry, and later used a truck to transport the goods.
Recovered items were returned to the shop already. We also found, in possession of the same suspects, other items such a laptop, laptop charger, Samsung Galaxy Tab, e-book reader, printer and DVD player which are not from Ellerines, said the commissioner.
He said the total value of all the stolen items from the furniture shop is N.dollars 87 000, meaning items valued at N.dollars 7 000 is still missing.
The suspects are expected to appear in the Walvis Bay Magistrates Court on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Erongo Regional Electricity Distributor (RED) Robert Kahimise on Wednesday said that the power outage was communicated to the residents.
Kahimise said the blackout which was only in some areas such as teh central business area, Kuisebmund, Narraville and Long Beach was necessary to make way for repairs on some of the power lines.