09 Aug 2015 11:50am
WINDHOEK, 09 AUG (NAMPA) - The vigilance of a Hochland Park resident ensured the speedy arrest of four men who robbed a guesthouse in that area on Saturday morning.
City Police Senior Superintendent, Gerry Shikesho told Nampa at the scene that the four men drew the attention of the resident when they ran away with the cash register of that accommodation establishment and he informed the City Police.
Shikesho said the robbers entered the guesthouse at about 11h00 on Saturday morning, demanded the keys to the safe from the female receptionist and then locked her up inside a bathroom.
The woman realised the danger as all four were armed with knives and other sharp objects, and informed them that all money is in the cash register.
After cutting off the electric cables of the cash register, the four fled the scene with it in a green Okahandja-registered sedan vehicle, but did not get far, as City Police officers were at the scene within minutes and carried out the arrest.
We want to warn all would-be robbers that we, the City Police, will stubbornly protect the lives and properties of our residents, said Shikesho.
He again called on all business owners to be vigilant and not to keep large amounts of cash at their premises because this makes them easy targets for robberies.
No one was injured during the incident.
Shikesho praised the receptionists bravery, as she kept calm throughout the ordeal.
The four suspects, all Namibians, are not known to City Police.
They are expected to appear in Windhoek Magistrate's Court early this week.
The get-away vehicle was impounded as part of the investigations into the matter.