Walvis Lagoon armed robbery suspects apprehended
20 Jun 2016 18:40pm
WALVIS BAY, 20 JUN (NAMPA) - Two of the five suspects in an armed robbery that led to the death of a 50-year-old businessman from Walvis Bay, were arrested on Saturday.
Suspect Panduleni Gotlieb, 30, and four other men allegedly broke into Hans-Jörg Möllers residence in the Lagoon area of Walvis Bay at around midnight on Friday when they shot Möller in the stomach, assaulted his wife Carol-Ann Sowden Möller and ordered her to open the safe.
Möller died as a result of his injury in the Cottage MediClinic in Swakopmund on Saturday.
A media statement issued Sunday by the head of the media relations division in the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), Kauna Shikwambi on said the robbers stole N.dollars 8 600 cash and an unknown amount of foreign currency, plus a camera, laptop and cell phone.
After the robbery they tied the wife to the bed and fled the scene, but the woman managed to untie herself and alerted the emergency services. One suspect was arrested in the Oshikoto Region and another in Khomas, reads the police statement.
Gotlieb, who was arrested in Oshakati in the Oshikoto Region, appeared in the Walvis Bay Magistrates Court on Monday and was remanded in police custody for further police investigation.
He and another suspect, whose age is unknown and who is expected to appear in the same court on Tuesday, are charged with murder, housebreaking with intent to steal as well as assault.
They are expected to appear before the same court on 02 August 2016.
Police investigations and search for the other suspects continue.