Police recover part of missing G4S loot

15 Apr 2015 11:40am
SHANYATJI, 15 APR (NAMPA) - The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Kavango East Region on Tuesday recovered N.dollars 464 000 of the over N.dollars 1,1 million stolen from a cash-in-transit vehicle in Windhoek over the Easter weekend.
An unknown number of security guards employed by the G4 Security Company got away with over N.dollars 1,1 million, which was destined to be deposited into banking institutions.
The Windhoek-based Police Serious Crime Unit together with their counterparts from the Kavango East Region joined forces to hunt down the culprits. One of them was apprehended on Tuesday.
NamPol's Kavango East regional acting Commander, Deputy Commissioner Vilho Kalwenya told this agency on Wednesday that the law-enforcement's hunt led to the arrest and recovery of some of the money, found hidden in different parts of the bush at the Shanyatji village in the inland of the Ndiyona Constituency.
The police also recovered a Corolla sedan used in the transportation of the money at the Kehemu informal settlement on the outskirts of Rundu.
The 29-year-old Stefanus Shirwenge briefly appeared in the Rundu Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday on a charge of theft.
Magistrate Desmond Beukes postponed the case to 07 May 2015 for further police investigations.
The accused person, whose next court appearance will be in Windhoek, was denied bail as investigations were still at an initial stage.