Chinese national robbed of N$40 000

03 January 2020 | Crime

A Chinese woman (45) was allegedly robbed of N$40 000 in cash, a passport and a cellphone at a shop at Ongha settlement in the Ohangwena Region on Friday afternoon.

The police say the woman was robbed at knifepoint by two male suspects who demanded her handbag. “The suspects took the bag, jumped into a getaway car and drove off,” the police said.

In a similar incident in Windhoek, a 31-year-old taxi driver was robbed by four passengers in Visarend Street, Otjomuise, on Friday.

The driver was transporting the suspects from the Katutura Single Quarters to Hochland Park when they pulled out a handgun and knives. They threatened the driver and robbed him of his taxi, cash, a cellphone and his personal documents. The stolen taxi was found abandoned in Academia on Saturday morning, with the battery stolen and the taxi identification numbers C39 scratched off.

No arrests have been made yet and police investigations continue.

At Stampriet in the Hardap Region, burglars struck at four flats and stole goods with a total value of N$26 800 between 20 and 26 December.

Two suspects aged 15 and 20 years were arrested and some of the stolen items were recovered.

In another robbery, a man was shot in the shoulder at Brakwater north of Windhoek on Sunday night.

According to the police report, six suspects arrived at the business premises of the company Air Cooler, pretending to be lost and looking for directions.

After giving them directions, the victim called his neighbour and warned him that there were suspicious people in the area. “Seconds later, a shot was fired into the room via the corrugated iron which hit the victim in the shoulder. The suspects broke into the room, assaulted the victim with a pistol in the face and later ran away when the neighbour arrived at the scene,” the police report reads.

The suspects made off with two cellphones and house keys.

The victim (55) was admitted to the Katutura State Hospital in a stable condition. No arrests have been made yet.

NAMPA

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