Namibia: Police Searching for Walvis Bay Robbery Suspects

14 September 2020

The Erongo police are looking for Edward Nghiyelekwa Pius, a taxi driver from Walvis Bay, in connection with a robbery at a service station at the town on Monday.

Pius is alleged to have been one of the people involved in a robbery at the Puma service station in Kuisebmond, Walvis Bay, on Monday morning.

According to commissioner Erastus Ikuyu, Pius has been identified as the lead suspect in the robbery and could lead the police to the others involved.

Ikuyu said it is alleged that four employees of the service station were attacked by robbers when they were about to leave the service station with money they had to deposit at a bank.

They were attacked by three male suspects - one armed with a pistol - and one of the employees was stabbed twice with a sharp object, on the left thigh and left arm.

The robbers got away with a bag containing N$77 000, leaving the scene in a red Volkswagen Polo with a false registration number, N 13246 WB.

Ikuyu said during a preliminary investigation it came to light that the vehicle had been rented from a car hire company at Walvis Bay, with a false name and address having been used.

He added that the car had a tracking device, which led the police to a house in Kuisebmond, where the owner claimed to have rented his garage to Pius.

The police have not recovered the money yet.

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