Armed robbers break into Otjiwarongo Markham

10 Sep 2019 11:20am
OTJIWARONGO, 10 SEP (NAMPA) – Three armed robbers allegedly broke into Markham at Otjiwarongo and stole clothes in the early hours of Tuesday.
Namibian Police Force crime investigations coordinator for the Otjozondjupa Region, Deputy Commissioner Naukalemo Andreas told Nampa at the crime scene Tuesday three men were seen walking out of the shop with clothes around 01h00.
The police officer said the three suspects used bricks to smash the main glass door of the shop to gain entrance.
She said the alarm went off, but since the alarm alerts the headquarter offices in South Africa, who then calls the employees in Namibia or the police, it usually takes some time for the security services to arrive at the shop.
A security guard at another shop in the same complex however allegedly saw the three young men at the shop, armed with a pistol.
The guard reportedly tried to get close to the shop to determine what they were doing after the alarm went off, but one of the robbers allegedly pointed the gun at his face and he fled to take cover.
“We still don’t know the exact loss suffered by the shop or what was stolen specifically, as the employees of the company are still counting the stock,” she said.
Police investigations continue.