Theft and housebreaking increasing as Xmas appoaches

17 Nov 2013 17:40pm
WINDHOEK, 17 NOV (NAMPA) – Several cases of robbery, housebreaking and theft have been reported to the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) last week.
Briefing the media here on Sunday, NamPol Inspector Stephan Nuuyi said that within three days, seven cases of theft in Windhoek alone, and one in the Omusati Region have been reported.
He said these types of crimes are on the increase as the festive season approaches.
All cases of housebreake, theft and robbery in and around Windhoek were reported on Thursday last week.
In the Okuryangava residential area, items valued at N.dollars 25 000 were stolen by unknown suspects who gained entry to the house by breaking open a padlock on the main gate.
They got away with a mini music player, two big suitcases, a pair of shoes and three house doors.
No arrests or recovery of the items have yet been made, and police investigations continue.
In a separate incident in Okuryangava, a taxi driver was assaulted and robbed off his vehicle after being threatened with a knife and assaulted.
The suspect fled with the vehicle - a white Toyota Corolla valued at N.dollars 57 000.
Police investigations continue.
In Wanaheda, unknown suspects broke into a bar and stole a safe with an unknown amount of money.
The suspects gained entry to the bar along Zambezi Street by breaking open the door with an unknown object.
No arrests or recovery of the items have been made yet.
In the Pioneerspark residential area, items valued at N.dollars 24 000 were stolen by unknown suspects.
They allegedly broke open the burglar bars of one of the windows of the house to get inside.
They got away with among others a flat-screen television set.
In another hijack, a Botswana national was held at gunpoint and robbed off a Toyota Quantum mini-bus and a Blackberry mobile phone along Independence Avenue.
The stolen properties are valued at N. dollars 180 600, and have not yet been recovered.
Police investigations continue.
A Havana man was held at gunpoint by an unknown suspect and robbed off his laptop computer, an Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) card, a camera, two mobile phones and other property.
No arrest has yet been made, and police investigations continue.
In an unrelated incident, theft out of a motor vehicle was reported at the Etosha Transport company in the Northern Industrial Area on Thursday last week.
A sail cover worth N.dollars 20 000 was stolen from a truck on the premises of the company.
The item has not yet been recovered, and no arrests have been made. Police investigations continue.
In the Omusati Region, unknown suspects entered the Eembwa Page Shebeen at Onaanda in the Elim Constituency, and stole a jukebox machine.
The suspects allegedly broke open the jukebox, and removed the CD shuttle and its CDs.
The value of the items is estimated at about N.dollars 13 250.
Four suspects were arrested in connection with that crime on Saturday, and will appear in the Okahao Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
(NAMPA)
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