Suspects on the run

Equipment stolen

07 April 2020 | Crime

Erastus Iikuyu; Crime investigation coordinator;“The unknown suspects unlawfully and intentionally broke off the padlock from the container, gained entry and removed goods without the consent of the owner.”

Arandis • [email protected]


A case of housebreaking with the intent to steal and theft was reported in Arandis.

The suspects allegedly removed six solar batteries and a ladder. The missing goods are valued at N$12 000.

Namibia Police Force (NamPol) Erongo region crime investigation coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu, confirmed that the incident occurred between Friday and Saturday at the Arandis weather station, which is approximately 10km outside Arandis towards Usakos.

“The unknown suspects unlawful and intentionally broke off the padlock from the container, gained entry and removed goods without the consent of the owner,” Iikuyu said.
The complainant Daniel Amaambo, is a maintenance operator at said station.

None of the items were recovered and no arrests have been made yet, and police investigations continue.

Other crimes

Two 19-year-old men were arrested and found in possession of 40g of cannabis as well as four cannabis plants with an estimated value of at N$2 050. The arrests were made during a police operation on Saturday afternoon at Erf 17, Moses Garoeb Street in Henties Bay.

The two were due to appear at Swakopmund Magistrate court.

A 22-year-old man was arrested on Thursday afternoon for the possession of drugs at Mahetago township in Swakopmund.

According to Iikuyu, the confiscated drugs included one quarter of a mandrax tablet and one ballie of cannabis.

“I understand this suspect was a member of one of our community anti-crime groups in Swakopmund. His actions have been observed with concern. People should not join our groups with the aim of advancing their criminal activities or to serve as double agents.”

Iikuyu also warned members of neighbourhood watch groups moving on the streets during the lockdown and justifying this by saying they are working with the police.

“The lockdown applies to all and our community groups should observe and report illegal activities from their respective environments.”

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