Service station owner robbed at Rehoboth

15 Sep 2013 09:00
WINDHOEK, 15 SEP (NAMPA) – Seven men armed with a handgun, scissors and bricks allegedly attacked the owner of the Caltex Service Station at Rehoboth at around midnight on Thursday before robbing him.
A police report availed to Nampa by Namibian Police Force (NamPol) spokesperson, Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi on Sunday said the police in the Hardap Region are investigating a case of housebreaking and robbery with aggravating circumstances after the men tied the owner of the service station up before demanding the key to the business’s safe. They removed a pistol, three cellphones and N.dollars 30 000 in cash from the safe. Four suspects have since been arrested and are expected to appear in the Mariental Magistrate’s Court on Monday. Of the stolen items, the pistol, cellphones and N.dollars 15 214,90 in cash was recovered.
Police investigations into the matter continue.
Meanwhile in Windhoek, three suspects of whom two were armed allegedly forced open the door of a house in Green Mountain Street in Katutura on Saturday and gun-pointed three women who were in the house. They stole a flat screen television, a deep freezer and four cellphones. Two Zimbabwean nationals were arrested in connection with the incident and are expected to appear in the Katutura Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
All stolen items were recovered.
At Omungwelume in the Ohangwena Region, four suspects allegedly broke into a shebeen where they damaged a jackpot machine and stole N.dollars 4 676 on Friday. All four suspects were arrested a few kilometres from the scene and the stolen money was recovered.
They are expected to appear in the Oshakati Magistrate’s Court on Monday, and police investigations into the matter continue.