WINDHOEK – A manhunt has been launched after three robbers broke into the homes of four Chinese nationals in Windhoek and robbed them of nearly N$200,000 in property and cash at gunpoint.
The thieves got away with two iPhones, a Huawei mobile phone, two laptops, clothes and cash, including 21,000 Thai baht, 1,100 US dollars and 38,000 Chinese RMB.
The swindled cash is approximately N$119,500 at the current exchange rate. The value of the stolen items is estimated at N$73,299.
The robbery took place around 3:30 a.m. Sunday in the Klein Windhoek area.
According to Nampol’s media chief, Chief Inspector Elifas Kuwinga, the three suspects removed two prefabricated panels from the border wall to gain access to the compound.
“They then entered through an unlocked door leading to four apartments behind the main house, held four Chinese nationals at gunpoint and took their belongings,” he said.
“The suspects also allegedly went unnoticed on the second floor of the main house and removed two laptops from a room where the owner was sleeping soundly. Then they left the house,” he said.