Rundu police concerned about housebreaking and cellphone theft

25 Sep 2019 15:30pm
RUNDU, 25 SEP (NAMPA) – The Namibian Police Force at Rundu have expressed concern over increased mobile phone theft and housebreaking at the town.
Namibian Police Force crime investigations coordinator for the Kavango East Region, Deputy Commissioner Bonifatius Kanyetu told Nampa on Wednesday cellphone theft is becoming a big concern as it is now happening daily.
“Every day now, close to five or six cases of cellphone theft are being opened at our station. I do not know whether members of the public really take good care of their cellphones and keep them safe,” Kanyetu said.
People are just walking freely and openly with the cellphones in their hands which leads to thieves grabbing it and running away, he added.
The deputy commissioner said in the same vein, housebreaking at the river town is also a grave concern.
“Residents should refrain from leaving their houses unattended and if they do so, they should at least inform their neighbours that they will be away,” Kanyetu said.
The police should also be informed in order for them to keep an eye on that particular neighbourhood.
“This problem is especially on the increase in the Kehemu and Kaisosi settlements and the police are now busy investigating a case in which a woman is in custody because her son brought two stolen jackpots home,” he noted.
Kanyetu said the suspect is on the run, however the mother is expected to appear in the Rundu Magistrate’s Court on Thursday in connection with the matter.