Computers stolen at Ongwediva school

The police have asked for help of the public in tracing computer equipment stolen from a private school at Ongwediva over the weekend.

03 October 2019 | Crime

Police in the Oshana Region are requesting for assistance from members of the public to recover 32 laptops and a scanner stolen from the Kleine Kuppe Private School at Ongwediva over the weekend.

The stolen equipment is said to have a combined value of N$140 000. There is also no trace of the school's private security guard since Sunday when the items went missing.

According to Oshana regional police spokesperson, Inspector Thomas Aiyambo, it is suspected that these items were stolen from the school premises on Saturday evening but the theft was only noticed on Sunday.

“No arrest has made yet as suspects are not yet known, but a case of housebreaking with intent to steal and theft that took place on 28 September 2019 during an unknown time at Kleine Kuppe Private School has been opened at the Ongwediva police station by the school principal, Isabel Miguel. The method used to steal is also not yet known,” Aiyambo said.

“Few of these laptops are new, while others were bought since 2014,” Miguel told Namibian Sun.

She said the school buys laptops on an annual basis for its computer lab and they are used to teach learners.

“The school has a private security guard whom we could not find since Sunday. The lab is connected to an alarm system but it did not go off when laptops were stolen.”

Aiyambo said the police were investigating the matter and he appealed to members of the public to assist with any information they can.

“We have people who remove laptop passwords or systems and we are appealing to them if they happen to get people approaching them for assistance to tip us off.

“If there are people out there who have seen people loading or offloading laptops they must also contact us. To those who buy stolen items, you better not do it and just report the sellers to police because if we find you with stolen items, you are an accomplice to theft and we can arrest you as well,” said Aiyambo.

ILENI NANDJATO

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