Armed robbery at Husab

Two former employees of the Husab uranium mine are suspects in a robbery of the mine’s paymaster in the early hours of Wednesday morning. A case of robbery was opened at the Arandis police station.
The police’s public relations division confirmed the incident and said the two suspects entered the Mine’s premises through the main gate in a Volkswagen Polo (N7804S). They proceeded to block 16 (room no. 7) where the paymaster’s living quarter is.
They forced open the door and overpowered their victim, 27-year old Liu Yiyu, who was asleep at the time. Yiyu is a Chinese national working for Husab.
The suspects allegedly threatened the victim with knives, tied him up and stole a laptop, two cellular phones, three watches, an external hard drive and N$12 000-00 in cash.
The suspects left the Mine’s premises with the same vehicle, not bearing in mind that the security systems in place were detecting their moves and could easily identify the vehicle.
The total value of the loot is N$69 000-00, explained police spokesperson Erastus Iikuyu.
At the time of going to press the two suspects were still at large and the vehicle used in the crime was also not yet recovered.
The assistance of the public is needed to trace the suspects. Should you have any information, kindly contact the investigating officer – sergeant Simon at 081 291 9423 or 064-510018 at Arandis.

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