Armed robberies rife in Windhoek

WINDHOEK: Four cases of armed robbery were reported to the Namibian Police over the weekend in Windhoek alone.

A man was held at gunpoint, stabbed and robbed off his motor vehicle – a taxi – on Saturday at around 03h00 in the Khomasdal residential area.

The Head of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Public Relations Division, Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi said at the weekly crime briefing in the capital on Sunday the suspect also got away with N.dollars 610 in cash.

No arrests have been made yet, and police investigations into the matter continue.

In the Golgota residential area, a man was held at gunpoint and robbed of his cellphone and glasses at around 03h15 on Saturday morning, while at Greenwell Matongo, a student was also held at gunpoint on the same day.

He was robbed of his cellphone, shirt, a hot plate, four duvets and a school bag.

No suspects have been arrested yet.

In another incident which took place on Saturday between 20h00 and 23h00, a man was shot three times by an unknown person who robbed him of N.dollars 500 and a cellphone in Monte Christo Road.

The man was shot in the buttock and left upper arm.

Police investigations into the matter continue.

Meanwhile, a shooting incident also took place on Saturday at the Okahandja Park informal settlement when a fight erupted between two men, allegedly over a woman.

One of the men allegedly took out a firearm and shot the victim. The suspect was then hit by someone else with a blunt object, and both men were on Sunday fighting for their lives in hospital.

Kanguatjivi said what puzzles the police is that the firearm was found in the possession of the shooting victim.

The firearm has however been confiscated and police investigations into the matter continue.