Car stolen in Grootfontein recovered

16 Feb 2017 11:30am
OTJIWARONGO, 16 FEB (NAMPA) - A sedan vehicle and valuable goods worth over N.dollars 100 000 that was stolen in Grootfontein, have been recovered by the police.
The Volkswagen Polo Vivo and goods including a Samsung flat screen television, a printer and DVD player, belong to a teacher at the Friedrich Awaseb High School in Grootfontein.
It was reported stolen from his flat last Wednesday. His vehicle was recovered on the same day and the rest of the items, on Tuesday.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Otjozondjupa Regional Commander, Commissioner Armas Shivute on Thursday told Nampa preliminary investigations indicate that three men broke into the teacher’s apartment while he was asleep in the early hours of last Wednesday.
The vehicle was recovered in Tsumeb in the Oshikoto Region, while the goods were found in an informal settlement in Grootfontein.
Shivute said police informers played a crucial role and alerted the police that the stolen items were in a shack in the informal settlement.
Two suspects, aged 36 and 20, have been arrested, while the main suspect, who is well-known to the police, is still on the run.
The suspects face charges of housebreaking with intent to steal and theft of a motor vehicle.
They are expected to appear in the Grootfontein Magistrate’s Court this week.
Shivute warned the public to refrain from buying stolen goods on the streets and to instead report such illegal activities to the police.