Wanaheda Woermann Brock robbed at gunpoint

16 Feb 2017 17:40pm
By Selma Ikela
WINDHOEK, 16 FEB (NAMPA) - Three robbers held up staff of the Wanaheda Woermann Brock shop at gunpoint on Wednesday evening and got away with N.dollars 12 139 and two mobile phones.
They were captured on a closed-circuit television camera while putting the money in a plastic bag.
The robbery occurred after the shop closed for business and while staff were cashing up and cleaning the shop.
Branch Manager, Magrietha Majiedt told Nampa on Thursday the security guard opened the door after a knock at the door from outside at around 19h15. The three men stormed in and took out firearms.
“The cashiers ran to me, I was at the kiosk and we hid behind the counter,” she said, adding the robbery took place between 10 and 15 minutes.
Majiedt said she begged them to just take the money and not hurt them.
“They did not worry about us; all they wanted was money. Their guns were pointed at us and they didn’t talk.”
It is alleged the suspects got away in a white sedan with no number plate.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Spokesperson, Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi confirmed the incident and said no arrests have been made and police investigations continue.
In a different development, City Police Spokesperson, Fabian Amukwelele told Nampa a man was on Wednesday evening hacked on the neck with a panga in a fight with his brother over N.dollars 50.
The fight happened at the Havana informal settlement on the outskirts of Windhoek.
The victim was taken to the Katutura State Hospital and the suspect ran away.