Cash reward offered for info on armed robbers

09 Oct 2013 15:00pm
OTJIWARONGO, 09 OCT (NAMPA) - The Namibian Police in the Otjozondjupa Region are calling on the general public to assist them with information which might lead to the arrest of four alleged armed robbers, who stole more than N.dollars 800 000 at Grootfontein on Saturday.
According to the Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Otjozondjupa Regional Public Relations’ Officer, Sergeant Maureen Mbeha, the alleged robbers held four guards of the GRS Security Services’ cash-in-transit crew at gunpoint at Grootfontein.
They thereafter managed to get away with more than N.dollars 818 000.
Mbeha said the stolen money was collected from various shops in Grootfontein such as Grootfontein Super Spar, Bothma Trading Shop and Woermann Brock earlier in the day.
“They were collecting another box of money at the Airtime City Shop when they were allegedly held at gunpoint and robbed at around 09h56,” she explained.
The four security guards had apparently just finished loading the last cash box which was collected from Airtime City Shop onto their vehicle when the armed men pointed firearms at them and removed all four cash boxes from the security vehicle, loading it into a black Volkswagen GTI sedan.
The security guards are said not to have reacted during the robbery as they were not armed.
The alleged armed robbers were dressed in uniforms similar to those of the GRS security guards, and the number plates had been removed from their car.
No arrests have been made so far, and the police have availed a reward of N.dollars 50 000 for any information which might lead to the arrest of the alleged armed robbers.
People with information can contact NamPol’s Otjozondjupa Regional Crime Investigations’ Co-ordinator, Deputy Commissioner Moses Khairabeb at 081 244 5991.
(NAMPA)
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