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Suspected robbers appear in court

Suspected robbers appear in court

Placido Hilukilwa


THE two suspects who were arrested Wednesday a few hours after a dramatic armed robbery of a NamPost branch at Oshigambo in the Oshikoto Region, have appeared in the Ondangwa magistrate’s court on charges of robbery with aggravating circumstances.


The two were identified as 43-year-old Ndashaala Johannes from the Ogongo constituency in the Omusati Region, and Onesmus Shimaneni, a 35-year-old resident of the Okaku constituency, Oshanas Region.


The case was postponed to 3 May for further investigation.


They were remanded in custody.


Suspected robbers appear court suspects arrested armed robbery NamPost branch Oshigambo Oshikoto Region
SLIPPERY BUSINESS: The getaway silver Nissan Note cornered by police vehicles where it was found at Ondangwa. Photo: Contributed


The two were arrested the same day at Ondangwa, about 30 km from Oshigambo.


Their getaway silver Nissan Note was also impounded. Police are also recovered one bag containing coins, one pistol as well as three cellphones.


The NamPost branch was robbed early Wednesday morning when three robbers, who initially disguised as customers, eventually attacked and overpowered the sole unarmed security guard and threatened the cashier before stealing N$65 000 in cash.


In the process, a shot was fired and the police investigators have picked up a spent cartridge that was promptly sent to Windhoek for ballistic analysis.


The third suspect is still at large.


Police regional commander Armada Shivute said that the police are slowly picking up leads and noted that efforts to apprehend the third suspect are being intensified.


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