G4S guard steals N.dollars 100 000 from company

15 Apr 2016 16:50pm
WINDHOEK, 15 APR (NAMPA) – A security guard employed at the G4S security company was arrested in connection with the theft of N.dollars 100 000 from the company on Thursday.
The G4S management reported the theft to the Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Serious Crime Unit on Thursday at about 10h00.
NamPol spokesperson, Inspector Slogan Matheus informed Nampa on Friday the money allegedly went missing while in transit from the security company's office in Eros area of the capital to a First National Bank (FNB) branch in Windhoek’s central business district.
Matheus said six employees (three men and three women) were in the vehicle used to transport the cash when it left the office.
Upon arrival at the bank, it was discovered that N.dollars 100 000 was missing from the total amount of money signed out at the office.
The police immediately launched an investigation into the matter and N.dollars 60 000 was recovered from a bathroom at Maerua Mall.
Another N.dollars 39 800 was recovered later that same day from a handbag belonging to a cleaner at the same shopping mall.
Matheus said the 25-year-old suspect was arrested at the G4S offices. He also had N.dollars 120 hidden in his socks.
The suspect confessed to the police that he had used N.dollars 80 of the missing money to pay his taxi fares and to buy a recharge voucher for his mobile phone.
He was arrested and is due to appear in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
Matheus said the money was returned to the company on Friday.
(NAMPA)
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