THE Nampost branch at Oshigambo was robbed this morning when unknown armed men pushed their way into the building just as the office was opening to receive its first customers for the day.
Available CCTV footage taken inside and outside of the Nampost building shows a clearly planned ambush on Wednesday morning a few minutes after an on-duty security guard arranged chairs to accommodate mostly the elderly.
Some of people waiting outside the Nampost building to receive services included pensioners with walking sticks, who all tried to flee once it became clear that the three men who were queuing outside with them were in fact robbers.
The armed robbers overpowered the unsuspecting guard, physically assaulted him once inside the office, while the third suspect entered the cash counter where a Nampost clerk was still counting money.
A gunshot was also heard from inside, but it doesn’t appear as if it was aimed at anyone.
Although most of the details about the incident are still sketchy, police regional commander Armas Shivute has confirmed the incident this morning.
He said that the police officers are at the scene and that further details can only be obtained later.
The latest incident of robbery comes less than 24 hours after a Chinese owned shop at Eenhana was also robbed of N$155 000 in cash.
Oshigambo is located on the main road from Oniipa to Eenhana.