Informers assist police in recovery of stolen goods at Otjiwarongo

15 Feb 2017 18:00pm
OTJIWARONGO, 15 FEB (NAMPA) - The Namibian Police at Otjiwarongo in the Otjozondjupa Region on Monday successfully recovered more than half of goods stolen from a depot in the DRC informal settlement.
Otjiwarongo Police Station Commander, Chief Inspector Francis Makata on Wednesday told Nampa that a well-known man is linked to the break-in that took place at the Kaini Kasheehama Depot on Sunday.
Makata said a variety of soft drinks and several crates of beer, worth N.dollars 7 000, were removed from the depot and transported in a taxi to an unknown place that same evening.
He said the owner of the depot, Emmanuel Mweshiningi, registered a case of house breaking on Monday.
He said on the same day, the suspect, who was travelling in a taxi, was spotted by police informers selling some of the stolen loot to shebeens in the DRC and Ombili informal settlements.
They then alerted the police.
The suspect allegedly became aware of the police presence at the shebeen where he was busy selling the stolen items and dashed off into the darkness.
“We are behind him. It is just a matter of time; he will be apprehended,” said Makata.
He warned the general public to refrain from buying stolen items, and instead assist to report such illegal business activities to the police.
On his part, Mweshiningi thanked the police for the quick reaction that led to the recovery of his goods.
He said the suspect entered the depot from behind by cutting open zinc sheets with yet unknown tools.
The recovered stock was handed to him by the police on Wednesday.