Service station robbers on the run
10 September 2020 | Crime
The Oshana police commander, Commissioner Rauha Amwele, has appealed to the public to assist the police in arresting suspects in a robbery at Ongwediva on Monday.
Five men robbed the manager of an Engen service station at Ongwediva of more than N$132 000 while he was on his way to deposit the money at a local bank.
Amwele said the robbers attacked and overpowered the station manager, grabbed the money container and disappeared with it in two yet unidentified getaway cars.
“They fled from the scene. No arrest was made and no money recovered up to now.”
Amwele appealed to the public to notify the police of any person possessing an unusually large sum of cash in the community.
She expressed disappointment that the station manager was attacked and robbed of the money in the presence of other service station workers and customers during the day and nobody tried to help or to take down the registration numbers of the getaway cars.
Members of the public should be on the lookout for suspicious-looking cars without registration plates.
“We are hard at work to track down the suspects and I believe with the assistance from members of the public we shall apprehend them,” Amwele said.