Namibian Police Forces and City Police officers yesterday intercepted the six suspects who allegedly broke into Standard Bank’s Nkurenkuru branch in the early hours on Monday.
Nampol spokesperson Kauna Shikwambi confirmed that a collaboration between the City Police and Nampol to set up a blockade near the Feed Master on the Windhoek/Okahandja main road, led to the arrest of one suspect.
Another was killed during a shoot-out in which the suspects allegedly fired first, while four others are said to have abandoned the vehicle they were traveling in and fled on foot to nearby farms.
The deceased has been identified as 37 year-old Tyles Uugwanga, while the suspect under arrest has only been identified as a 45 year-old man.
On Monday, the suspects allegedly accessed the bank’s premises by cutting the back yard fence. They then proceeded to cut the bank shield and then managed to enter the bank where they damaged the door to the safe room.
While inside the safe room, their attempts to break the safes open failed. They afterwards damaged the CCTV decoder and fled the premises.
The Intelligence led investigation traced the suspects to the Khomas region.
The police is currently in pursuit of the fleeing suspects.
While a murder case is registered to be investigated by the Police Internal Investigation Department.