17 Jan 2014 11:40am
WINDHOEK, 17 JAN (NAMPA) - The St. Andrews African Methodist Episcopal Church in Khomasdal was broken into on Thursday morning by a suspect who worked at the church earlier this week.
The church is situated near the Windhoek Vocational Training Centre.
City Police Chief Abraham Kanime told Nampa on Friday morning that the suspect went to the church earlier this week asking to clean the church's yard, while in the meantime surveying the property.
He then returned on Thursday morning around 02h00 and broke open the main door with an unknown object to gain entry into the church.
The security company informed our offices that the security alarm went off three times on Wednesday night. The first alarm was reported at 9p.m, followed by two more at 2a.m and 3a.m on Thursday morning, he said.
The suspect stole a sound system including two sound boxes, a mixer and an amplifier, which he later sold to a buyer at the Single Quarters in Katutura for N.dollars 2 000.
No other items were taken from the church.
The value of the items has been determined at between N.dollars 11 000 and N.dollars 12 000.
Kanime said the City Police were alerted by a member of the public that a sound system was being sold to a buyer in Single Quarters.
The City Police traced and arrested the suspect on Thursday evening in Wanaheda, and he was taken to the Wanaheda Police Station.
Kanime added that the buyer has also been charged for buying stolen property, and will appear in the Wanaheda Magistrates Court on Monday.
The City Police Chief warned the public not to buy stolen properties or suspected stolen items, especially when they are sold at low prices than their value, even if the owners claim they want to get rid of the items.