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Robber shot during police chase in Okahandja

Robber shot during police chase in Okahandja

Staff Reporter

A 30-YEAR-OLD Namibian man, who was chased on foot by police, was shot and injured during a failed robbery attempt in Okahandja.
According to Chief Inspector Elifas Kuwinga of the Namibian Police, the housebreaking incident happened on Thursday, 16 March, between 06:35 and 12:22 at Extension 6 in Okahandja.

“It is alleged that five suspects broke into a house, stole properties and fled in a beige Dankie Botswana Corolla towards the R5 Camp. Information was followed up and the said vehicle was found parked at a house at R5 Camp. As the police approached the said house, five suspects ran in different directions. One officer chased the two suspects, whereby one of the suspects took out a pistol. The officer then fired a warning shot, but the suspects continued fleeing and, in the process, one of them was shot on his right leg above the calve. The suspect with a pistol fled,” Kuwinga said.

The Chief Inspector further said that four men were arrested, which include the 30-year-old suspect who got shot, a 34-year-old, a 36-year-old and a 40-year-old suspect.

The one with a firearm is still at large.
Chief Inspector Kuwinga said that the stolen items include a 58-inch Hisense TV, a Lenovo laptop, three watches, cosmetics, two backpacks, an HP laptop and two jeans. Additionally, the suspects also damaged the motor gate, two doors and one burglar bar door of the house they broke into.

The total value of the items is N$55 127,00 and all the properties were recovered. Police Investigations are ongoing.

File photo for illustrative purposes only.

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