Report unmanned homes over festive season: Kanyetu

05 Dec 2017 19:40pm
RUNDU, 05 NOV (NAMPA) – The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in Rundu have called on residents of the town to alert them when leaving their homes unattended over the festive season.
NamPol Kavango East Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Bonifatius Kanyetu said this on Tuesday after four housebreakings were recorded since Saturday.
A butchery opposite the Social Security Commission offices in Rundu, he said, was also broken into and money amounting to N.dollars 18 000 was stolen.
No suspects have been arrested in any of the cases.
All housebreakings took place at the Ndama informal settlement, he said.
“As we are approaching the festive season, I am quite happy that housebreakings at Rainbow Village are subsiding because of the neighbourhood watch that was created there recently,” Kanyetu said.
The deputy commissioner said residents should not leave their property without alerting the police or at least the neighbours.
“People going on holiday should please notify the police so that our patrol people can make a turn to these empty houses,” he said.
NamPol, Kanyetu said, would prefer for people to leave their contact details in order for the police to inform them when a break-in happens at their home.
Similarly, he said, such residents should also inform NamPol when they return from holiday.