One dead after armed robbery in Havana
17 Nov 2013 11:30am
WINDHOEK, 17 NOV (NAMPA) - A man was shot during an armed robbery at a shebeen in the Havana informal settlement on Friday evening.
The victim died on his way to hospital, said City Police Senior Superintendent Gerry Shikesho.
He told Nampa shortly after the incident that three men walked into the shebeen at about 22h00 and started shooting randomly, wounding the man.
According to bystanders four rounds of bullets were fired by one of the suspects, said Shikesho.
When this reporter arrived at the scene, blood was still on the floor and walls of the shebeen, and hundreds of curious onlookers flocked to the scene, making it difficult for City Police and Namibian Police Force (NamPol) officers to carry out their duties.
What is a concern for us as the City Police is that armed robberies are an issue in this area (Havana informal settlement), because just last week another armed robbery took place several metres from the shebeen where this shooting took place, Shikesho said.
He called on the community of this informal settlement to work with the City Police to eradicate crime, especially serious crimes like armed robberies, murders and rape.
Shikesho then sent a stern warning to would-be robbers, saying the City Police will respond appropriately, especially if firearms are used in robberies.