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No arrest has been made yet in the robbery and assault of a 69-year-old bartender at the Jolly Joker Bar in Omaruru.

It is alleged that three unidentified assailants, armed with knives, a panga, and a pistol, entered the establishment at around nine o'clock this week. The unsuspecting bartender was viciously attacked after the culprits closed the door behind them.  The police said during the assault, he suffered facial injuries from a blow with a panga and also sustained head injuries.

The thieves escaped with valuables, including a 9mm pistol and a Samsung Galaxy cellphone, with a combined value of N$20,000.  Before their escape, they vandalised two machines and forcibly seized N$8,000 in cash. No items were recovered, and no arrests have been made. 

Anyone who might have information on the suspects can call Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu at cellphone number 081 246 475 7 or Warrant Officer Mathew Povanhu on mobile number 081 308 915 9. 

Alternatively, individuals can contact the nearest police station.

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Stefan |Uirab