Four arrested for robbing farmhouse near Okahandja

Four male suspected armed robbers were arrested Thursday morning shortly after they allegedly robbed a farmhouse situated south of Okahandja on the Gross Barmen road.

The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)'s Otjozondjupa Regional Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Naukalemo Andreas in an interview with Nampa on Friday said the suspects were allegedly armed with a pistol, knives and an iron bar at the time of the alleged robbery.

The suspects are aged 27, 32, 24, and 27 years old, she said.

It is alleged they had gun-pointed three workers on Plot No. Six situated 12 kilometres south of Okahandja at about 07h00 and 08h30 on Thursday morning.

They then alleged tied the two male workers and a female resident on the plot aged 50, 39, and 45 years with shoelaces and ropes.

The four armed men then further allegedly demanded car keys of a GWM double cab vehicle that was parked on the plot.

They then loaded a flat screen television, hunting rifle, different types of chairs, printers, potable air-conditioners, shoes, beds and blankets amongst others into the GWM.

Andreas said the total value of the stolen household goods and the car was N.dollars 206 605.

Shortly after they robbed and fled in the stolen GWM and goods, the victims also managed to untie themselves and called the owner who resides in Okahandja who also alerted the police about it, Andreas said.

and #8232;The suspects were then found on the road facing Okahandja by the police after the stolen GWM vehicle they were using as transport ran out of petrol, said Andreas.

The police found them busy re-loading the stolen goods into another gateway vehicle from the GWM, and four people were arrested on the spot, while two of them fled on foot.

Andreas said out of the stolen goods only the hunting rifle was missing, as the GWM and the other household goods were all recovered.

The suspects are expected to appear in the Okahandja Magistrate's Court on Friday or next week as police investigations are still at an early stage.

Source: Namibia Press Agency