Robbers in NamPol uniforms steal N$180 000

27 Jan 2014 12:10pm
KAHENGE, 27 JAN (NAMPA) - Five people, of whom four were dressed in Namibian Police Force (NamPol) uniforms, allegedly robbed a 50-year-old man of a large sum of cash at the Mbambi village in the Kavango West Region on Sunday evening.
NamPolÂ’s Kavango Regional Crime InvestigationsÂ’ Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Willie Bampton told Nampa on Monday that the five suspects allegedly assaulted the victim with an iron bar and threatened him with his own pistol.
They then robbed him of N.dollars 180 000 in cash and a pistol valued at N.dollars 24 000.
The Deputy Commissioner explained that Philip Sescas from Ongwediva was left tied-up in the bush.
Police said the suspects are unknown, but the victim said he will be able to recognise them if he sees them.
It has not been established where the suspects obtained the police uniforms from.
The suspects have not been arrested, and items have not been recovered yet.
Police investigations continue.
Meanwhile, this is the second time an armed robbery involving a large amount of money is occurring in the two Kavango regions.
Earlier this month, eight suspects robbed a take-away shop at Rundu of N.dollars 400 000.
The suspects allegedly held the manager of the business, Willem Jansen van Rensburg, at gunpoint and took the money from the safe before fleeing the scene.
Those suspects are still at large.
(NAMPA)
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