THE Namibian Police in the Khomas Region have launched a hunt for a gang of armed robbers that has been terrorising the residents of Katutura over the past weekend.
According to the head of Nampol’s Public Relations Division, Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi, the similarity of two incidents in Wanaheda and Grysblok on Saturday night indicates that a single gang could have been responsible.
“It is suspected that the same gang is responsible for both incidents where several shots were fired by the robbers while they were busy perpetrating the crimes.”
According to the incident report provided by the Public Relations Division the first incident occurred at about 23h00 on Friday evening in Omupupa Street, Wanaheda.
“It is alleged that four suspects broke into a flat by cutting open a steel gate and wooden door of the flat.
The gang overpowered a 27-year-old woman in one of the rooms and stole a television set, a Samsung J7 smart phone and two hand bags containing the victim’s personal documents.
The robbers fired two shots were during in the house which terrorised the victim. Two spent cartridges were picked up from the crime scene. However no-one was injured during the shooting
The total value of the stolen items is estimated to be N$14 500.
The second incident occurred about an hour later shortly after midnight at a house in Fluit Street, Grysblock.
It is alleged that five men burst into victim’s residence through an open door.
The victim told detectives that two of the robbers were armed with pangas, one with a knife, one with a pistol and another with an iron bar.
The gang robbed the victim of five cellular phones and one black Samsung TV.
A shot was fire during the robbery by the suspects but nobody was injured.
Three of the phones were recovered but no arrest made yet.