Man arrested in Windhoek after foiled robbery

16 Nov 2013 11:50am
WINDHOEK, 16 NOV (NAMPA) - The swift and speedy reaction of a cashier at a Shell petrol station in Klein Windhoek led to the arrest of one male suspect who tried to rob the business at about 21h00 in Friday evening.
The suspect, believed to be in his mid-twenties, was apprehended by a security guard at the scene, but his three accomplices managed to get away.
The cashier informed City Police officers that she suspected the four men were not genuine clients, and pressed the panic button.
City Police Senior Superintendent Gerry Shikesho said the group of four came to the station with the intend to rob the place, and parked their getaway car close to the entrance of the service station.
“They used a screwdriver and knives to threaten the cashier, and pushed her away to get to the money in the cash register,” Shikesho told this Nampa reporter who accompanied them on a routine patrol on Friday night.
The money (N.dollars 1 400) was recovered from the suspect.
The Windhoek-registered vehicle was impounded by the City Police.
Employees of the service station, who do not want to be named, told this reporter that the suspect was seen on several occasions at the service station.
The suspect is expected to appear in court on Monday.