WINDHOEK: Three men were arrested in connection with housebreaking in the Pioneerspark area of the capital on Sunday afternoon.
The suspects gained access to the house through the roof and cut the alarm wires while the family was away in Katima Mulilo for the weekend, said Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Khomas Regional Crime Investigations’ Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Silvanus Nghishindimbwa during a media briefing here on Sunday.
Nghishindimbwa said the suspects loaded almost everything in the house on a Toyota pick-up vehicle belonging to the victims.
The vehicle was parked in the yard and the car keys inside the house.
The deputy commissioner said Namibian Police detectives patrolling the Otjomuise area on Sunday evening came across a suspicious-looking Toyota vehicle and stopped it. The driver and other suspects tried to run away but were arrested on the same day at about 10h00.
The stolen items include laptops, video cameras, shoes, clothes and school bags. It is stored, together with the vehicle, at the police station, waiting for the owners to arrive back from Katima Mulilo.
The value of the items has not been determined yet.
Nghishindimbwa said the incident is part of a total of about 10 cases of housebreaking reported from different locations in the capital from Thursday to Sunday this week.
One of the highlights of the weekend was that no loss of life was reported.