Chinese nationals robbed in WHK

WINDHOEK: Two Chinese nationals were allegedly robbed of a Swiss watch valued at N.dollars 600 000 and over N.dollars 414 000 cash by four unknown men in the Eros suburb of the capital Wednesday last week.

Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), Inspector Slogan Matheus told a media briefing here Sunday afternoon that the alleged armed robbery took place at about 21h00 along Olaf Palme Street.

The stolen money includes N.dollars 64 000, US dollars 28 000 (about N.dollars 330 000) and Chinese Yuan 10 000 (about N.dollars 20 000).

The police said Wang Guiwei, 46, and Yang Xiaojuan, 37, were also robbed of other personal items, including a Vancheron Constantin watch valued at about N.dollars 600 000 and two iPhones (value unknown). Vancheron Constantin is a luxurious Swiss brand of watches that in 1979 made the heavily emerald-cut diamond encrusted Kallista, a wristwatch now worth more than N.dollars 130 million.

The four suspects were armed with pistols and knives.

They are still at large and police investigations into the matter continue.

In a separate matter, the Katutura Police opened a case of four men, armed with a pistol and three knives, allegedly attacked a group of seven people who were having a braai at their residence along Gladiola Street in Khomasdal on Thursday last week, and robbed them of their personal belongings.

The victims were robbed of an unspecified amount of cash, sunglasses, banking cards and personal identification documents.

No one has yet been arrested in connection with the alleged robbery and police investigations are underway.

The Wanaheda Police were reported a robbery after three unknown persons, armed with a pistol, allegedly entered the shack of a woman along King Kauluma Street in the Okuryangava residential area and robbed the victim at about 03h00 Saturday.

The victim claimed that the suspects fired one shot into the air before taking her laptop and two mobile phones.

Police investigations continue.

Meanwhile, the police at Usakos in the Erongo Region were reported that two unknown men held a 68-year-old farmer and his employee at gunpoint, and robbed them of a vehicle.

The alleged robbery took place Saturday at about 18h00 at Farm Usakos-West, some 10 kilometres outside the town.

The stolen vehicle was later found abandoned in a riverbed within the vicinity of the same farm.

It is not yet known what else had been taken by the suspects, as the farmer is still too traumatised by the incident. He was taken to the local hospital for medical observation and his health condition was described as stable.

No arrest has yet been made and police investigations continue.