Seven housebreaking incidents recorded in Windhoek

27 Dec 2018 19:50pm
WINDHOEK, 27 DEC (NAMPA) – Seven housebreaking incidents were reported on Wednesday alone in Khomasdal, Katutura, Hochland Park and Dorado Park, the Windhoek City Police has said.

According to a daily crime report issued by City Police spokesperson, Fabian Amukwelele on Thursday, three burglaries were reported in Katutura, two in Hochland Park, one in Dorado Park and one in Khomasdal.

In Katutura, an unknown suspect allegedly cut through a burglar gate and gained entry into a house, stealing a television set as well as two bicycles.

In Soweto, unknown suspects allegedly stole two televisions, a cellphone, one laptop computer with its charger, a memory stick, a few pairs of shoes along with blankets and clothes from a house they broke into.

Meanwhile, another house was allegedly broken into in the Grysbok residential, where unknown suspects stole a television, meat from the refrigerator and a laptop.

The house was unoccupied at the time of the incidents.

In a similar incident, an unidentified suspect entered into a victim’s house through a neighbour’s yard in Hochland Park and stole a television set.

An unattended house in the same area was also broken into and the unknown suspects stole five bicycles and gym equipment.

Another house in Khomasdal was also broken into on Wednesday evening by unknown suspects, however, the statement did not indicate what items were taken from the house as the owner, who is out of town, is yet to identify them.

Another unknown suspect allegedly gained entry through a burglar gate of a house in Dorado Park, where they left with a television and other unspecified valuable items.

The owner of the house was out of town during the incident, however a 15-year-old girl was sleeping during the break-in.

Amukwelele cautioned homeowners not to leave their houses unattended.

“As much as we caution the public, they are still ignorant to leave their houses and flats unattended and with no supervision, which is the common denominator of all reported break-ins,” he said.