SWAKOPMUND: Two alleged card cloners were arrested over the weekend in Walvis Bay, by members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol).
The two suspects were arrested on Saturday and will appear on Tuesday in the Walvis Bay Magistrate Court.
NamPol’s Regional Crime Investigations’ Coordinator for the Erongo Region, Deputy Commissioner Ottilie Kashuupulwa, told Nampa on Monday that the suspects were arrested after a card cloning device was found in their possession.
She also stated that in addition to the device, alleged cloned cards were also found in the possession of the suspects.
Kashuupulwa further informed Nampa, that one of the suspects is the owner of a popular nightclub in the harbour town.
“It might be a syndicate, where the alleged suspects use the device to clone cards used at various speed point machines in shops,” she said.
In other crime news;
A case of malicious damage to property was reported at the Swakopmund Charge office on Saturday.
The house, which is located in the Mile 4 vicinity of the tourist town, allegedly belongs to the owner of a well known transport company.
According to Kashuupulwa, it is alleged that the suspect went into the house with a set of spare keys and brought about N.dollars 250 000 worth of damages to the property.
A reliable source informed Nampa, that all the windows of the house were broken, most of the cupboards were dismantled, the washing machine was damaged, all the light bulbs were broken and all appliances were broken.
The source also told Nampa, that the suspect wrote derogatory language on the walls of the house and left behind feces in the one bedroom.
Kashuupulwa indicated that no leads are being pursued at this moment and NamPol is still investigating the matter.