Armed robbers now targeting Angolan nationals: NamPol

10 May 2015 17:20pm
WINDHOEK, 10 MAY (NAMPA) - A couple from Angola was robbed of thousands of dollars in cash and other valuable items at their house in Windhoek’s Khomasdal residential area on Sunday.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) spokesperson Inspector Slogan Matheus told the weekly crime briefing here on Sunday the armed robbery took place at around 04h00 in Visarend Street.
Three unknown men armed with pistols broke into the couple's home where they found the 54-year-old man and his wife asleep. They held the two foreign nationals at gunpoint and demanded money.
The suspects robbed the man of N.dollars 7 800 in cash, 3 800 US dollars, and 30 000 Angolan Kwanza. They also robbed the woman of 150 US dollars.
Before the suspects fled the scene, they also took an LG television valued at N.dollars 50 000; an HP laptop worth N.dollars 7 000 and an LG cell phone valued at N.dollars 1 500.
The suspects are still at large and police investigations are underway to track down the culprits and bring them to book.
Also in Khomasdal, another female Angolan national was robbed when three men entered her house in Florence Nightingale Street on Saturday at 23h50.
In this case, the men also pointed a firearm at their 45-year-old victim and demanded money from her.
The suspects stole N.dollars 4 500 in cash, a Samsung Galaxy S5 cell phone valued at N.dollars 10 000, a Samsung Galaxy S4 cell phone worth N.dollars 5000, a Nokia cellphone, three expensive televisions, an Acer laptop valued at N.dollars 3 000, and two Samsung tablets valued at N.dollars 3 000 each.
The men are still at large, and police investigations are underway.
Meanwhile in another robbery in Windhoek on Saturday, three unknown men, one armed with a pistol, broke into a shebeen in the 7de Laan area at around 09h00.
They pointed a firearm at the 26-year-old man who was in the shebeen at the time, broke the jackpot machine and stole an unknown amount in cash from the machine.
The suspects then fled the scene and are still at large.
Police investigations continue.