Robbers Hit Chinese Pawn Shop

A CHINESE-RUN pawn shop along Werner List Street in the capital was robbed on Saturday.

Police spokesperson Sergeant Slogan Matheus told the media yesterday that the 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$30 000 and US$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 Maerua Mall yesterday at about 03h00.

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

A security guard noticed something odd, and was shot in the right leg when he went to investigate. The suspects fled the scene.

The security guard was admitted to the Katutura Intermediate Hospital, and his condition was said to be stable.

In the Omusati region, unknown suspects 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$39 350.

The incident took place between Friday evening and Saturday morning.

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

The police, acting on a tip-off, recovered the juke box, the laptop, a few alcoholic drinks and N$1 472 on Saturday.

Five suspects – aged between 24 and 34 years – were arrested yesterday, and are expected in the Outapi Magistrate’s Court today.


Source : The Namibian