THE three armed robbers who earlier this morning stormed the NamPost branch at Oshigambo stole a cash amount of N$65 152.24.
Oshikoto regional police commander, Commissioner Armas Shivute, said that a case of robbery with aggravating circumstances was registered at the Onayena police station.
He said that the incident happened at around 08:00 when three robbers, armed with a pistol, overpowered the security guard while he was busy taking chairs outside.
After a brief scuffle, the unarmed guard was knocked down and two criminals descended on him, kicked and beat him all over the body.
“He sustained injuries,” said Shivute.
The third robber proceeded to the counter and grabbed the 47-year-old cashier, Elizabeth Ndengu, and demanded money from her, pressed her into a corner and took cash amounting to N$65 152.24.
Commissioner Shivute said that a shot was fired inside the building before the suspects fled the scene in a getaway car, a silver Nissan Note.
The money was not recovered and no arrest was made as of this afternoon.
The Oshigambo robbery and another robbery at Eenhana the day before, followed the same pattern: three robbers with a single pistol, targeted a business outlet as it opened for the day’s business, took a huge amount of money and then fled in a silver getaway car.
In both cases, those targeted were caught unprepared, while the robbers seemed to have done their homework.