Two arrested in connection with Heja Lodge armed robbery

01 Dec 2016 20:10pm
WINDHOEK, 01 DEC (NAMPA) - The Namibian Police (NamPol) have arrested two of the suspects who allegedly attacked and robbed a man at Heja Lodge on the eastern outskirts of Windhoek on Wednesday.
One of the suspects was arrested Wednesday night, while the second suspect was arrested in the morning hours of Thursday in Okahandja while on his way to the north.
A third suspect was shot and killed while fleeing from the police.
NamPol spokesperson, Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi confirmed the arrest of the two suspects to Nampa on Thursday, saying two more suspected robbers are still on the run.
It is alleged that the 69-year-old German-speaking victim was attacked by five men who assaulted him and tied up his arms and legs at a residence at Heja Lodge on Wednesday at around 01h00.
The suspects managed to remove some 4 000 euros and N.dollars 2 000 in cash, a laptop, two rifles, a pistol and bullets from a safe.
A Toyota Hilux pick-up used as a getaway vehicle was abandoned after the police started pursuing the suspects.
Two mobile phones, four spent cartridges, one live rifle round, clothes and shoes were found in the vehicle.
At around 13h00 on Wednesday in the vicinity of Omutula Street in the Havana informal settlement, the police located two of the suspected robbers who upon seeing the police, fled on foot.
Warning shots were fired. However, the suspects continue to flee and the police followed them.
In the process, one of the suspects was shot and he died instantly.
The identity of the deceased is yet to be made public and police are still attempting to track down the remaining two suspects.
(NAMPA)
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