17 May 2017 12:10pm
WALVIS BAY, 17 MAY (NAMPA) An employee of Air Namibia together with two other suspects were Saturday arrested at Walvis Bay International Airport for alleged theft of alcohol.
The Air Namibia employee is 58-years-old and was arrested with an employee of South Africa Express (South African Airways) aged 36 and another 29-year-old man.
A police incident report obtained from Erongo Regional Crime Investigations Coordinator for the Namibian Police Force, Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu on Wednesday confirmed the incident.
It is alleged the suspects opened the baggage of a passenger and took two bottles of whiskey, a bottle of wine, a jacket and pair of shoes without his consent.
The passenger is Chinese and was boarding to China.
Iikuyu estimated the value of the items to be N.dollars 4 620.
He said the complainant only noticed the items were missing when he landed in China and informed his friend in Namibia, who reported the matter to the police.
Iikuyu said the incident was caught on camera and led to the arrest of the suspects.
Only one bottle of whiskey and a jacket were recovered. The complainant will be back in Namibia in a months time to testify on the matter, reads the report.
The suspects are expected to appear in the Walvis Bay Magistrates Court this week and police investigations into the matter continue.
Iikuyu also reported a break-in on Tuesday at O&C computer shop in Walvis Bay between 01h00 and 02h30.
A male suspect allegedly smashed the shop window with a brick to gain entrance and steal two printers worth N.dollars 10 000.
Iikuyu said the man was arrested and the printers recovered.
He is expected to appear in court this week and police investigations into the matter continue.