City Police arrest man after receiving complaints about housebreaking in Wanaheda and surrounding residential areas

WINDHOEK: The City Police arrested a 25-year-old man after they received three complaints about housebreaking in the Wanaheda and surrounding residential areas last night.

The suspect, who claimed that he is from Zimbabwe, was found walking in a riverbed in the Wanaheda area.

He was found in possession of a bolt cutter, two screwdrivers, a can of pepper spray, a roll of duct tape and other sharp objects normal used for housebreaking.

He told the City Police he has lived in Namibia since 2012, but could not provide any documentation and said he apparently lost his national documents.

Senior Superintendent of the City Police, Gerry Shikesho told Nampa today criminals take advantage of the cold conditions during winter as they know homeowners would not want to get out of bed to investigate any suspicious moves.

The suspect will remain in custody while the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration investigates whether he is in Namibia legally.