THE Namibia Fish Consumption Promotion Trust has become the latest target of robbery gangs in Oshana Region after a security guard on duty at the institution’s fish shop in Ondangwa was overwhelmed by men armed with pistols.
The 36-year-old Petrus Nangonya, from Ondangwa, who works as a security guard for the NPS Company in Oshakati was bound with ropes after he forced into submission by one of the armed robbers.
“It is alleged that the guard was pointed with a pistol by one suspect while three of his companions tied his legs and arms together with a rope before they went on to break into the fish shop,” said Thomas Aiyambo of the Oshana Regional Police Public Region Division.
Aiyambo stated that the suspects stole a scale valued at N$17 000, N$1 100 in cash, a fan worth N$389.95 and a Wi-Fi box of which the value is unknown
“The security guard was unable to provide investigating officers with a description of the suspects. He was also unable to tell detectives what kind of car the suspects used as a getaway vehicle,” he said, adding that a case of robbery with aggravating circumstances was registered which is currently under investigation.