Police recover N.dollars 525 000 of Bank Windhoek missing money

05 Sep 2017 16:40pm
WINDHOEK, 05 SEP (NAMPA) – The Namibia Police Force (NamPol) Serious Crime Investigations Unit has recovered about N.dollars 525 000 from the missing N.dollars 1.3 million that was stolen from Bank Windhoek’s branch at Rehoboth in the early hours of Monday.
Rehoboth is located some 87 kilometres south of Windhoek in the Hardap Region.
NamPol spokesperson, Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi confirmed the recovery of some of the missing money in a daily crime report availed to Nampa Tuesday.
The police recovered the money on Monday following the arrest of six suspects.
Two of them are employees of the bank, one is a girlfriend of one of the suspects while the remaining three are members of the public.
The group is expected to make their first appearance in the Rehoboth Magistrate’s Court during the course of this week.
According to the police, the suspects entered the bank through an open toilet window at about 03h00 and then disconnected the surveillance cameras.
They then allegedly opened a code-locked door to the tellers’ section and took the keys to the vault, took away the money in cash and fled the scene.
The bank remained closed on Monday but resumed trading business on Tuesday.
In a separate development, the police at Oshivelo in Oshikoto Region are investigating a case of unnatural death after a six-year-old boy died instantly after allegedly falling from a tree.
The incident took place Monday at about 10h00 at the Otanaha village.
It is alleged that Sakaria Kaluwa Sakaria climbed on the tree and while playing, the branch he was on broke and he fell to the ground, landing on a sharp stick which pierced his neck.
An autopsy will be conducted during the course of this week to establish the real cause of the boy’s death.