Items worth N$80 000 stolen from house in Windhoek

WINDHOEK; The Windhoek Police have recorded a case of robbery with aggravating circumstances after items valued at N.dollars 80 000 were stolen from a house in the Hochland Park residential area last Wednesday.

The incident took place at around 21h52 in Mees Street.

Namibian Police Force (NamPol) spokesperson Sergeant Slogan Matheus told journalists at the weekly crime briefing here on Sunday two unknown persons reportedly found the owner of the house busy opening some of burglar bars of the house.

They allegedly threatened her with a gun and screwdriver before gaining entry to the house.

Items stolen from the victim include two flat screen television sets, a desktop computer, three cellular phones, two rings, a wrist watch, jewellery and cash in the amount of N.dollars 20 000.

No recovery or arrest has been made yet. Police investigations are underway to track the suspects.

Also in the capital, Peter Mwenyo (age not mentioned), the driver of a tipper truck died last Wednesday in the Otjomuise residential area after he was struck by the open door of his truck.

It is alleged that the deceased person forgot to engage the handbrake of the truck and while he was busy offloading sand, it started moving.

The truck had been parked uphill.

When Mwenyo noticed that the the truck was moving, he allegedly ran and tried to engage its parking brake.

He was, however, hit by the open door of the truck and fell down between a lamp pole and one of the wheels of the truck.

Mweyo sustained serious injuries and was declared dead upon arrival at the Otjomuise State Clinic shortly after the accident.

His next of kin have been informed of his death. The police have opened a docket of inquest in connection with the accident.