Leonardville housebreaking suspects can't afford bail

06 Jan 2017 11:30am
GOBABIS, 06 JAN (NAMPA) - Two men accused of housebreaking at Farm Sneider in Leonardville area are still in police custody at Gobabis.
This is because they cannot afford to pay the bail of N.dollars 3 000 each.
They are Ervin Nawaseb and Jan Rooi, both aged 28.
The duo is accused of breaking into Nickolaas Katjikurupa’s garage on that farm last month and stole property worth N.dollars 31 000.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Deputy Commissioner in Omaheke Region, Marcellus Maritshane confirmed this to Nampa upon enquiry on Friday.
Maritshane said the suspects appeared before Gobabis Magistrate’s Court on 28 December when they were granted bail but could not pay because they said they have no money.
Stolen items include a 22 metres electrical cable, drill machine, a grinder and welding machine.
“Only the welding machine has not been recovered yet,” said the officer.
Leonardville village is located about 143 kilometres south of Gobabis.
In a separate incident in Gobabis’ Nossobville on Sunday, a 26-year-old man allegedly stole his stepfather’s car and hit it against a street light in Louw Street.
He allegedly broke the padlock of the garage and took the pickup without consent.
NamPol said the vehicle was badly damaged.
“The suspect was not arrested and no charges were laid against him,” reads the police incident report.