Chinese nationals robbed
No case opened
22 November 2020 | Crime
Ileni Shapumba; Police commander; “…it is of utmost importance that we encourage them to open a case.”
Four Chinese nationals were allegedly robbed on Friday morning at Hidipo Hamutenya Street in Swakopmund by three unknown men.
According to the Erongo regional police spokesperson Inspector Ileni Shapumba, the unknown men jumped out of a taxi and attacked the four victims (whose ages range from 44 to 48) with pangas.
“They robbed them of their belongings which included a backpack containing cash of N$55 150 and clothes before speeding off to Mondesa.”
The robbers were chased by police officers and members of Protech security company.
“In the process, they slammed into a shack and sustained injuries. The driver of the taxi was arrested while three other suspects ran away. Cash amounting to N$49 150 and all other stolen items were recovered, with N$6 000 still missing,” said Shapiumba.
According to the police inspector, the victims opted not to open a case although they were advised to do so. A case of reckless and negligent driving was however registered.
The police called upon the public to assist in providing information that will lead to arrest the other suspects on the run.
“It is the constitutional right of victims to choose not to open a case. However, it is of utmost importance that we encourage them to open a case for the purpose of achieving better crime prevention and maintenance of law and order,” said Shapumba.
The police urged the public to improve on their personal safety and not to carry large amounts of money.