Housebreaking and theft dominate crime report

The weekly crime report issued by the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) is dominated by incidents related to housebreaking and theft, with two houses in Tsumeb in the Oshikoto Region being robbed goods valued at a combined N.dollars 217 000.

The NamPol report was availed to Nampa late Monday afternoon.

In the first incident, which occurred last week Thursday, at around 17h25, it is alleged that a suspected robber entered a house in the 6th Avenue through a window that had been left open by the homeowner in the morning that day.

He only found the house broken into when he returned from work after 17h00. 20 different types of watches to the value of N.dollars 200 000 were stolen from the house. No arrests have been made, reads a section of the report.

Meanwhile, also in Tsumeb, but this time on Friday, another house was broken into on 14th Road.

It is alleged that the suspect entered the house through the main door which was closed but not as it was unlocked by the homeowners the previous night.

The suspect (s) stole a 129 inches Samsung television set and Samsung Galaxy mobile phone with a combined value of N.dollars 17 000.

In a separate robbery incident in Oshifo, the Tjihozu Combined School in the Epalela location were a classroom was broken into on 12 September 2019 at around 23h50 by two learners from the school who took a full Acer computer set as well as an electric cable measuring 2.5 meters.

The set which was recovered by the police and returned to its lawful owner is valued at N.dollars 8298.

The two male learners, both aged 17, were arrested in connection with the incident and were due to appear in court on Monday.

On Friday, it is recorded that at about 23h30 at Wanderwalt Trailer Manufacturing in Lafrenz industrial area, suspects broke into the building, disarmed the alarm, stole three computers valued at N.doallers 24 000 and a cash box containing an unknown amount of money.

No one has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Also on Friday at about 06h00 at the Peneyambeko Courts in Khomasdal, suspects made their way into one of the apartments by forcing through the backdoor an unknown object.

It is alleged that several items valued at N.dollars 92 299 were stolen.

Another incident occurred in Wanaheda on Friday between 13h00 and 17h00 when suspects gained entry into a house through a window.

An unknown object was used to break the burglar bars on the window.

It is recorded that two laptops, a hard drive and an amount of N.dollars 1800 were stolen.

The combined value of the stolen items is estimated to be N.dollars 10 000.

No arrests have been made these incidents.

Source: Namibia Press Agency