Fleeing robbery victim kills robber in Swakopmund

22 Mar 2016 19:30pm
SWAKOPMUND, 22 MAR (NAMPA) - A man was stabbed to death by another man who he allegedly tried to rob in Swakopmund’s Mondesa residential area on Saturday.
The incident took place near Shinedima Bar at about 02h00.
Crime Investigations’ Coordinator for the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in Erongo Region, Deputy Commissioner Ottilie Kashuupulwa on Tuesday told Nampa the deceased is 30 years old.
Kashuupulwa said the alleged robber (now deceased) first pepper-sprayed his robbery victim in the eyes with the intention to rob him of his money, but the victim (now suspect) ran away.
She said the alleged robber chased after his victim, but while running behind him, the suspect turned around and stabbed him to death. He died on the spot.
The deputy commissioner indicated that before the stabbing, the suspect met a woman whom he socialised with at the bar.
“Such lady is suspected to have sold him out to her friends by telling them he has cash. So, they decided to rob him when he left the bar,” Kashuupulwa told Nampa.
She said although the suspect appears to have acted in self defence, he did not hand himself over to the police but instead ran away.
Kashuupulwa said the police are still searching for the suspect.
In a separate incident in Swakopmund’s DRC informal settlement on Sunday, a 36-year-old man was stabbed to death by another man at about 12h00.
Kashuupulwa said the man was stabbed after his girlfriend asked him to accompany her to her ex-boyfriend’s house to collect her belongings.
When they arrived at the house an argument erupted between the two men, leading to the ex-boyfriend (now suspect) stabbing the new boyfriend to death.
The police are, therefore, warning women not to allow such dangerous situations to happen.
“Women should not allow their new boyfriends to go to their ex-boyfriends' places, because they will kill each other out of jealousy.
“We should be careful about such things. Maybe it should only happen if it is the man who broke up with the lady.”
The suspect was arrested and is expected to appear in the Swakopmund Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.