Two Angolan nationals robbed at gunpoint

15 Jul 2013 05:10
NDONGA LINENA, 15 JUL (NAMPA) - The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Kavango Region has arrested three of the four suspects who allegedly robbed two Angolan nationals who wanted to buy cattle here on Friday.
The incident allegedly occurred on the gravel road near Ndonga Linena, a village situated some 90 kilometres east of Rundu.
The two Angolan men were allegedly held at gunpoint by four Namibian nationals, who then proceeded to rob an amount of N.dollars 78 000 from them. The money included some American dollar notes.
According to the police report on Sunday, one of the Namibian nationals pretended to sell cattle to the Angolans, but instead organised some friends to rob the unsuspecting Angolans.
The police only managed to recover N.dollars 2 000 and US.dollars 900 at the Tuhingireni informal settlement on the outskirts of Rundu, while N.dollars 7 000 was allegedly deposited into one of the suspects? bank account on Saturday.
NamPol?s Crime Investigations? Co-ordinator in the Kavango Region, Deputy Commissioner Willie Bampton on Sunday said the deposited money was withdrawn on Saturday, and will be used as evidence.
A Toyota Corolla with registration number N 6646 RU, which was allegedly used to commit the crime, was also impounded.
The suspects? names are known, but will only be released after their first court appearance either today or on Tuesday.
(NAMPA)
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