Robbers escape with items worth N$480 000

Two suspects at large
Two suspects broke into a Ostrich Leather Shop in Swakopmund and stole with items worth N$480 000.
Nikanor Nangolo
The Erongo police called on members of the public to assist with the tracing of two suspects who robbed an Ostrich leather shop at Swakopmund on Monday morning.

Inspector Ileni Shapumba, the commander of the Community Affairs Division of the Namibian Police in the Erongo Region, confirmed that the incident which took place on Monday at about 03:27 at Exclusive Lederewaeen a business located in the town centre of Swakopmund. "The security alarm at the shop went off on the complainant's phone and he contacted G4S. The security company responded within 15 minutes and found the business broken into. The suspects forced the main door open and gained entry. They removed various "V" branded ostrich belts with a total value of N$480 000."

Shapumba said that the investigation revealed that there were two suspects in the shop. "They were wearing hoody jackets. The suspects jumped into an unidentified Silver seven seater and drove off. No recovery or arrest have been made yet."

Anyone with any information that could lead to the arrest of suspects or recovery of the stolen goods, should please contact the deputy commissioner Erastus Iikuyu at 0812464757 or detective warrant officer Auchab 0812766844.