Oshikoto Police urge public to be on alert for criminals

09 Aug 2015 11:00am
ONGWEDIVA, 09 AUG (NAMPA) – The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Oshikoto Region have warned the public, especially business owners and farmers, not to keep large amounts of money or valuables on them and/or at their premises.
The Oshikoto NamPol issued such warning in a media statement on Friday, saying business owners, farmers and the public at large should be on the lookout for strange people and cars visiting or driving past their businesses frequently.
Any suspicious movement should immediately be reported to the nearest police station, they urged.
“It is again this time when criminals are trying to get money for Christmas and New Year celebrations,” read the statement.
The Police pointed out that criminals employ many ways to attack and rob victims of valuable items such as money, motor vehicles and firearms.
The warning follows several incidents of armed robbery reported at various places in the country. Two farm owners in the Otjozondjupa Region lost their lives last month to armed robbers. No one has been arrested yet.