OKAHANDJA: Three young men were arrested by members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) here this week after they were found in possession of suspected stolen properties worth thousands of Namibian dollars.
The young men, who have been causing havoc at the town during the course of this month by allegedly breaking into peoples’ houses, businesses and stealing properties, were arrested by the police after they were found selling some of the stolen items in Okahandja’s Nau-Aib residential area and informal settlements.
The stolen items, estimated at a total of N.dollars 100 000, included expensive flat-screen television sets, computer equipment, electrical household appliances, electronic appliances, carpets, cellular phones, wrist watches, suitcases, bed sheets, laptops and a large quantity of clothes and blankets.
The police were alerted of the sale of the suspected stolen properties by members of the public.
In an interview with Nampa at the town on Friday morning, Okahandja Police Station Commander, Chief Inspector Jolanda Uugulu said the police have so far registered a total of 63 cases of housebreaking and theft during the course of this month before the suspected thieves were nabbed by police between Monday and Wednesday this week.
The three suspected thieves already made their first appearance in the Okahandja Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, and their case was remanded until 24 September this year, pending further investigations into the matter.
The suspected thieves’ names as provided by the police are Ivan Isaskar, 18, Albertus Kharuxab, 28, and 22-year-old Salomon Eixab.
“The trio is now said to be helping the police to complete their investigations into the matter, and more people could still be arrested ,” said Uugulu.
The Okahandja Police Station Commander applauded members of the public for providing the information that led to the arrest of the three suspected thieves, as well as the confiscation of the stolen items.
Uugulu then called on residents of the town to visit the Okahandja Police Station to positively identify their properties, as the police do not have enough storage space for the items.