Ondangwa gambler robbed of N$60 000
Ondangwa was the scene of three major theft cases in the past week.
21 August 2017 | Crime
A man was robbed of N$60 000 by two men at a bar in Ondangwa last week.
The victim had withdrawn the N$60 000 from his bank account at Ondangwa and planned to exchange the money into South African rands.
The victim then went into a bar to gamble. The two suspects entered the bar, held up the victim and removed the money from his pockets.
The suspects then fled in a white Polo Vivo with registration number N 34181 W, belonging to Avis Car Rental.
Upon returning the vehicle to Avis, the two suspects were arrested. No money was recovered.
In another case reported at Ondangwa, a 26-year-old man allegedly defrauded his employer of N$700 000 by channelling the money through dormant bank accounts.
The suspect, employed as an enquiries officer at the Ondangwa branch of Bank Windhoek, activated dormant bank accounts held by foreign nationals who are not currently in the country.
It is alleged that he transferred N$700 000 through the bank’s Easy Wallet facility to various cellphone numbers.
The suspect then proceeded to withdraw the money from ATM machines in Ondangwa and Windhoek.
The suspect was arrested in Windhoek on 17 August while attending a workshop. Bank and police investigations into the matter continue.
Meanwhile, the police have opened a car theft docket against a person who drove a rental car from Namibia to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The suspect hired a Nissan bakkie from an Ondangwa car-hire business and drove it through Angola and across the DRC border. The vehicle has been recovered but no arrest has been made.