6 probed for possession of steel slippers

Tujoromajo Kasuto

Six men between the ages of 25 to 41 are being questioned by the Namibian police for possession of 318 (30kg) steel slippers worth N$209 880 in a truck without valid documents to account for the load.

According to the Namibian Police weekend crime report, the men were arrested on Thursday, 6 October at about 11h00 in Otjiwarongo, in the Otjozondjupa Region. A case for possession of suspected stolen property and failure to give satisfactory account for the goods were registered and the suspects are detained pending court appearances.

‘’It’s alleged that the six suspects were found in a truck with about 318 (30kg) steel slippers in the truck without valid documents to account for the loads. The truck was intercepted in Otjiwarongo on the way in Okahandja direction loaded with steel railway slippers destined to Okamatapati,’’ the report states.

In a separate incident, the Police are on the hunt for suspects, who robbed a 37-years-old at gunpoint in Windhoek’s Northern Industrial area.

According to the police the incident took place on Thursday, at about 11h35.

It’s alleged that an unknown number of suspects pointed a firearm at the complainant and demanded he surrendered all his possession at the value of N$23 000.

The goods included one Samsung laptop, one Huawei P40 Cellphone and a cash amount of N$580. No recovery has been made of the robbed goods.

Also, a house breaking and theft case was opened on Thursday, 29 September 2022 by a 74-years-old Namibian pensioner, who lost properties and livestock at Platsak farm Tsintsabis area. Nampol reports that the suspects used unknown objects and broke into a tuck shop and an office, where they stole various items including 36 goats and five sheep from the farm.

The stolen items from the shop include groceries valued at N$2060.40 and live stocks both valued at N$63 561. Some groceries valued at N$1651.40 and 16 goats valued at N$30000 were recovered in the bush near the farm.

The suspects are unknown and police investigations continue.

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