Chinese pawn shop robbed on Saturday

WINDHOEK; A Chinese-run pawn shop along Werner List Street in the capital was robbed on Saturday.

Namibian Police Force (NamPol) spokesperson, Sergeant Slogan Matheus told the media here on Sunday that the shop owner, whose name is still not known, and two male friends were tied up with ropes inside the shop by the robbers.

The three male suspects then took N.dollars 30 000 and US dollars 200 cash, and fled the scene in a vehicle.

Matheus said all suspects are still at large, and no injuries were sustained by any of the victims. Police investigations into the matter continue.

In a separate incident, two suspects broke into an office at the Auas Hotel next to Maruea Mall in the capital on Sunday at about 03h00.

They gained entry to the building after breaking open an office window, and stole N.dollars 20 000.

A security guard noticed something odd, and on investigation was shot in the right leg. The suspects fled the scene.

The security officer was admitted to the Katutura Intermediate Hospital, and his condition is reported to be serious but stable.

In the Omusati Region, an unknown suspect used a tyre lever to force open the locks of Energy Bar at the Onawa village in the Anamulenge Constituency, and stole items valued at a combined N.dollars 39 350.

The incident took place between Friday evening and Saturday morning.

Stolen items include a music juke box, three sound speakers, an amplifier, generator, compact laptop, a variety of alcoholic drinks, and N.dollars 1 500 cash.

The Namibian Police, acting on a tip-off from community members, on Saturday recovered the juke box, laptop, few alcoholic drinks and N.dollars 1 472.

Five suspects – aged between 24 and 34 years – were arrested on Sunday, and are due to appear in the Outapi Magistrate’s Court on Monday.