KEETMANSHOOP: After four months of pursuit the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Karas Region on Sunday arrested three men in connection with break-ins at houses and lodges here.
Information provided by community members led the police to three shacks in Keetmanshoop’s Ileni informal settlement, where the suspects aged 25, 32 and 36 were arrested.
Police confiscated stolen items such as binoculars, watches, clothes, blankets, shoes, digital cameras and N.dollars 170 in cash from the suspects.
The Commander of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Karas Region, Commissioner Armas Kasita Shivute told Nampa Wednesday that the three suspects are expected to appear in court tomorrow.
He added that the three are suspected to be part of a syndicate that has been breaking into lodges, houses and cars in the region since April this year.
Also speaking to Nampa on Wednesday, Karas Regional Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Rudolf Isaak added that the owners of some of the recovered items identified their property earlier this week.
Shivute and Isaak both called on people living in the region who fell victim to robberies to come forward and identify their property.
Six cases of housebreaking and theft from motor vehicles and lodges have been reported to NamPol since April, and items stolen during this time are estimated at around N.dollars 84 400.
Break-ins were amongst others reported at houses in Keetmanshoop, Maritz Lodge, Farm Savanna, Seeheim Lodge and Quiver Tree Lodge.