21 November 2012

Namibia: Armed Robbers Hit Service Station

THE Puma Service Station in Bach Street, Windhoek West, was robbed by three men at around 03h00 yesterday morning.

Two of the men entered the shop and one drew a gun and ordered the employees to lie on the floor. The other man also pulled a gun and ordered the petrol attendants who were outside to go into the shop and lay down on the floor.

All nine employees did as they were told and two of the men then went behind the counter and removed the safe.

CCTV footage shows how one of the robbers dragged the safe outside while holding his gun. Once outside he was joined by his accomplices and they then carried the safe away.

“We found some coins around the corner and thus assume that they had a car waiting for them,” said Bertus Damon, the owner of the service station. The safe contained about N$100 000, he said. No one was hurt during the robbery.

“I always tell my employees that their lives are much more valuable than the safe or the money and I am very thankful that no one was hurt” Damon said.

Police Deputy Commissioner Silvanus Nghishidimbwa said yesterday afternoon that no one had been arrested in connection with the armed robbery.

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