Burglaries top list in crime report

09 Aug 2013 13:00


The Namibian Police today reports that there were three house-breakings, a murder, two culpable homicides and an armed robbery case in the past three days.

The housebreaking cases all took place in Windhoek, with two suspects still at large while one has been arrested.

The one incident took place in Okakarara Street in the Havana informal settlement (no arrest), another at Erf 42, Omatjene Street (only suspect arrested) and the third in Windhoek Wests' Rhino Park (no arrest).

In the Rhino Park house-breaking incident, the suspect/s got away with items to the value of N$41 000 and included a television set, laptop, cellphone, watch, coat, blankets, perfume and a handbag.

The murder also took place in Windhoek after Iipinge Simon Natangwe (25) was shot dead in the chest at close range by a Namibian Defence Force (NDF) soldier. The incident took place at a Take Away in Greenwell Matongo suburb and the suspect has currently been admitted to the Katutura Hospital, after he was also struck with a stone on his head during the quarrel.

The two culpable homicides took place in both the Kavango and Oshikoto Regions respectively.

In the first instance, the 40 year-old Gabriel Eino Tame died on the spot after he fell off a moving tractor, but Police do not suspect any foul play.

In the Oshikoto Region, two people died in a car accident while three others including the driver sustained injuries between Tsumeb and Oshivelo main road, after the vehicle they were traveling in overturned.

The driver allegedly lost control and the vehicle overturned while attempting to overtake a truck about 15 kilometres to the Oshivelo road check point.

The armed robbery occurred in Tsumeb's Kupfer Street after two armed men broke into a house through a kitchen door.

The alleged robbers pointed firearms at the victims and demanded money in return. They got away with N$1 500 in cash and a cellular phone priced at N$250. They beat one of the victims with an iron several times.