Three armed robbers on the run with stolen car

04 Oct 2017 18:50pm
WINDHOEK, 04 OCT (NAMPA) - Three suspected robbers are on the run after they reportedly made off with a car and money from Hot Rod Panel Beating and Spray Painting business in Okandjengedi, Oshana Region.
A daily crime report issued by Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi of the Namibian Police Force on Wednesday said the incident occurred at about 02h00 on the same day.
It is alleged the three men armed with two pistols held a 42-year-old female security guard at gunpoint and managed to remove a white Isuzu double-cab vehicle with registration number N11347SH, valued at N.dollars 340 000, from the premises.
They also took the security guard’s shotgun, her mobile phone and cash amounting to N.dollars 13 000 which was stored in the safe.
No arrests and recovery have been made yet.
In an unrelated matter at Oshakati in the same region, a case of unlawful possession of controlled wildlife products and fake diamonds is being investigated.
This is after a 41-year-old Namibian male was arrested on Tuesday following a police search in his room.
One elephant tusk was discovered wrapped in a newspaper in a shoulder bag, while another bag contained fake diamonds. Bundles of Zimbabwean dollars were also found in his wardrobe.
The suspect is expected to appear in the Oshakati Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.
Meanwhile in Windhoek, two men were arrested at the Klein Windhoek Woermann Brock parking lot on Tuesday in possession of three cheetah skins with an estimated valued of N.dollars 150 000.
The men are expected to appear in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.
In Rundu, a 36-year-old Namibian man was arrested on Tuesday at the Mururani Police Checkpoint after he was found in possession of cannabis hidden in his vehicle.
The value of the drugs has not yet been determined.
The suspect is expected to appear in the Rundu Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.