Namibia: Pensioner Robbed of N$60 000

A PENSIONER was robbed of N$60 000 on Friday after withdrawing the money from a bank at Walvis Bay.

In the weekend crime report issued yesterday, police deputy commissioner Kauna Shikwambi said the 63-year-old woman was returning home after withdrawing the money from Bank Windhoek, when suddenly a car parked in front of her garage and two suspects ran towards her car.

The suspects broke the left front passenger window of her car and grabbed the bag, which contained cash and personal documents.

The suspects then jumped into two getaway cars and drove off. The bag was later found dumped in Kuisebmond, with documents only.

No arrests have been made yet.

In a separate incident, a case of housebreaking with intent to steal and theft was reported at Khorixas after a shebeen was allegedly broken into and stock - mostly liquor valued at N$5 487 - was stolen between Saturday and Sunday.

No arrests have been made and nothing has been recovered.

Meanwhile, a man was arrested for attempted murder on Friday at Engela village after he shot at the victims several times with his private pistol. One bullet struck a 27-year-old man who is now being treated for the wound at the Oshakati State Hospital.

The suspect allegedly accused the victim of stealing N$20 000 from his vehicle and when he spotted the victim and his cousin crossing the road, he stopped his vehicle, followed them and started shooting at them.

The suspect (59) was set to appear at Ohangwena Magistate Court yesterday.

A 17-year-old woman was arrested on Sunday night after she fatally stabbed another woman with a broken bottle.

The victim was identified as Gionovina Naruses (23).

According to the crime report, a fight broke out between the two after a quarrel at a bar in Fort Perch Street, Goreangab Dam location. Police investigations continue.

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