Four arrested for armed robbery in Ongwediva

29 Sep 2016 16:50pm
ONGWEDIVA, 29 SEP (NAMPA) – Four men were Thursday arrested after they robbed a minimarket in Ongwediva shortly after 08h00.
Sergeant Frieda Shikole of the Namibian Police's Public Relations Unit in the Oshana Region told Nampa the four walked into the Ongwediva Daily Market, close to the Gabriel Taapopi Secondary School, a few minutes after the shop had opened and bought a cool drink.
“After they paid, they walked out but went back inside immediately and assaulted the security guard and the lady at the [counter], before entering the manager’s office, where they forced him to give them money,” she narrated.
The suspects got away with two safes of money and a mobile phone belonging to the manager.
Shikole said the suspects were arrested in the area of the Okaku Village between Ongwediva and Ondangwa between 09h00 and 10h00.
She said the suspects confessed to having carried two pistols, of which one was recovered at the time of arrest.
The money was also recovered. The amount of money could not be established at the time of writing.
The four are being held at the Ongwediva Police cells and are expected to make their first appearance in the Oshakati Magistrate’s Court on Friday.