Crooks rob Swakop businessman of over N$2 million

13 Dec 2016 13:50pm
SWAKOPMUND, 13 DEC (NAMPA) – A businessman from Swakopmund lost over N.dollars 2 million on Sunday after crooks broke into his house and fled with money and a number of expensive items.
The suspects took US.dollars 100 000 (about N.dollars 1 400 000) and items worth N.dollars 982 500 in total.
The stolen items include 24 gold ladies watches, two laptops, a pistol, an IPhone 6, cameras and jewellery.
Namibian Police Detective Chief Inspector Erastus IIkuyu told Nampa on Monday the money and items belong to Jaco Martinsen who owns Namib’s Roos Transport.
The thieves allegedly forced open the bathroom window to gain entry into the house where they found the safe keys in a cupboard.
“The owner was at church when thieves broke into his house at Nonidas. Nobody has been arrested yet,” Iikuyu said.
It is suspected that the suspects used a vehicle to load the stolen items.
In a separate incident at Walvis Bay on Monday morning, a man lost his car after a suspect snatched his car keys and drove off with the vehicle.
Iikuyu said the incident took place at the Walvis Bay Waterfront at around 02h00.
The stolen vehicle is a white Toyota pick-up with registration number N 7211 WB.
The police officer said the car owner and his girlfriend were standing at the car in the parking lot when a stranger approached him demanding money.
When the complainant said he does not have any money, the robber snatched the keys and ran away.
While a chase ensued, the suspect returned to the car and took off.
The police have asked for the public’s assistance with the provision of information which can lead to the arrest of the suspect.