Man to appear in court at Karasburg for various housebreaking incidents

KEETMANSHOOP: A 34-year-old man is expected to appear in the Karasburg Magistrate's Court on Tuesday after he was allegedly found in possession of suspected stolen properties. Namibian Police Force crime investigations coordinator for the ||Kharas Region, Deputy Commissioner Nikodemus Mbango in a crime report on Monday said the suspect was arrested on Sunday between 12h00 and 14h00 in the Westerkim residential area of Karasburg. His arrest followed an intelligence-led operation conducted by serious crime detectives, special reserve force members and police intelligence. The man was arrested in possession of items that were allegedly stolen during housebreakings earlier this year at Aussenkehr, Karasburg, and Ariamsvlei. 'The operation was done in relation to the recent housebreaking incidents perpetrated by criminal syndicates in the area, and the complainants who fell victim to these housebreaking incidents have positively confirmed some of the items,' he said. Among some of the items recovered are rifl es, a microwave, an ice maker machine, three television sets and a digital camera. The suspect faces charges of possession of stolen property, possession of firearms without a licence, and possession of ammunition. Mbango said three other suspects have been identified and are expected to be arrested and charged. Meanwhile, the police at Tses are searching for 21-year-old Denzel Blauw who escaped from police custody at the village Sunday afternoon. 'It is alleged that the inmate was taken out of the holding cells to be charged and after being charged he was left in the care of the two members on duty, who failed to take him back into the cell immediately. When they started looking for him after a few minutes they could not find him,' he said. Mbango added that a case of aiding escape will be opened against the members involved. Police investigations into both matters continue. Source: The Namibia Press Agency