Ongwediva Pep Store suspected armed robbers arrested

09 Apr 2019 08:10am
ONGWEDIVA, 09 APR (NAMPA) – The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Oshana Region on Sunday arrested four men as suspects in an armed robbery that took place at Ongwediva Pep Store on the same day.
Warrant Officer Frieda Shikole of NamPol Public Relations in Oshana confirmed this to Nampa on Monday, saying the police arrested the four men in and around Ongwediva Town hours after the incident.
“On Sunday at 12h30 at Pep Store Ongwediva, a man entered the store pretending to be a customer. He then moved around the shelves in the store and later came and stood by a teller. Three other men then also came into the store,” Shikole explained.
According to her, the man who entered the store first demanded money from the teller in question at gunpoint in the presence of the other suspects.
“While they were busy with the lady (teller), one customer got out of the store and went to inform people at the Ongwediva Open Market, who rushed to the shop and the four suspects ran away while shouting at public members,” said Shikole.
She noted that the suspects managed only to rob a cellphone from one of the customers they found inside the store.
Shikole said all suspects carried firearms.
“All four suspects are arrested and the four firearms used are recovered together with the customer’s cellphone,” Shikole cited.
The suspects are aged between 33 and 36 years and their names are withheld as they are yet to appear before court.