18 Aug 2017 18:50pm
WINDHOEK, 18 AUG (NAMPA) A 43-year-old man was on Thursday robbed of his mobile phone worth N.dollars 3 000 and N.dollars 60 000 cash in Ondangwa, Oshana Region.
A crime report issued by the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) on Friday said Niikondo Samuel Panduleni withdrew the large amount at Nedbank in Ondangwa, because he apparently wanted to purchase a vehicle South Africa.
After the withdrawal, he went into White Horse Bar in the Oluno location, where he gambled. While there, two unknown men allegedly robbed him at around 12h00. One held his arms and the other emptied his pockets.
They fled the scene in a white sedan with a Windhoek registration plate, and it was later established that the vehicle belongs to Avis Car Rental in Ondangwa.
The men were arrested when they returned the vehicle.
Neither the phone nor the cash were recovered yet.
Contacted for clarity on Friday, NamPol Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi said the suspects were interrogated on the whereabouts of the money but to no avail.
Police investigations continue and the suspects are expected to appear in court soon.
In a separate incident, a man is sought by police after he drove a rental car without permission into the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from Angola.
The suspect rented the white pick-up from Ondangwa Car Hire last week for a four-day trip into Angola and was supposed to return it on 13 August.
However, the companys tracking system showed the vehicle had crossed the border between Angola and DRC.
The pick-up with an Ondangwa registration plate is valued at N.dollars 309 000.
No recovery has yet been made, and police investigations continue.