Jackpot robbers apprehended in WHK
15 Nov 2013 18:20pm
WINDHOEK, 15 NOV (NAMPA) - The City Police on Friday arrested three suspects for allegedly stealing a jackpot machine worth N.dollars 70 000 in the Ombili residential area of the capital.
A tip-off from members of the public led to the arrest.
The police intercepted the suspects while they were busy transporting the machine to a buyer in a maroon Windhoek-registered Citroen sedan vehicle belonging to one of the suspects.
The suspects - all in their early thirties - will be charged for possession of stolen property, and are set to appear in the Katutura Magistrates Court on Monday.
According to City Police Senior Superintendent Gerry Shikesho, his office has received reports of 10 jackpot machines having been stolen in the past two weeks.
The jackpot machines are becoming popular on the market because they generate about N.dollars 11 000 or N.dollars 12 000 per month, he said.