Four Chinese nationals refuse to open a case after getting robbed of N$55 000

Four Chinese nationals refuse to open a case after getting robbed of N$55 000

Four Chinese nationals working at Husab Uranium Mine have refused to open a case against their assailants who robbed them of money and other belongings.
The mineworkers were allegedly walking in Hidipo Hamutenya Street in Swakopmund at 11h00 on Friday when three unknown men jumped out of a silver Toyota Corolla taxi, with registration number N11576S and attacked them with pangas.
The police say the suspects stole over N$55 000 in cash and backpacks full of clothes and sped off to Mondesa.
The police said, a chase ensued and officers as well as Protech Security guards followed the taxi and in the process slammed into a shack in Mondesa.
It is reported that the shack owner sustained injuries while the taxi driver was arrested.
Three suspects, however, ran away, taking with them N$6 000.
Police have recovered N$49 and all other items.
Community Affairs Unit Commander, Ileni Shapumba has encouraged victims to open cases to improve crime prevention efforts, even if it is the Constitutional right of the victims to choose not to press charges.
Police investigations continue.