Artist Pezzico was arrested for attempted robbery last week in Windhoek.
The artist, who drives a taxi, was arrested as an accessory after he had used his car to transport a gang involved in the foiled TransNamib Windhoek Railway Station hit.
City Police reports that Pezzico was picked up together with one of the men, David Kaapanda.
One of the Rubicon Security Services members, Aaron Kandonga, who foiled the robbery, said the men pointed a gun at him.
Kandonga said he first heard dogs barking and decided to patrol the area inside the station where he came into contact with two of the robbers.
“One of them ordered me to stand still at gun-point and I pretended as if I was reaching for a gun from my belt, which probably scared him. He ran after his friend who had disappeared, giving me enough time to run back inside to inform my colleagues,” said Kandonga.
He further said, a few minutes after he had radioed to alert his colleagues of the situation, he heard gun shots. He was radioed back by his colleague from the northern part of the station, telling him that four men had just shot at him.
“It all happened so fast, because about 10 minutes later, the same guy (my colleague) radioed me saying that City Police had caught one of the men and the driver,” said Kandonga.
The station commander at NamPol Central Station, Chief Inspector Robert Sanjahi said the artist and one of the robbers were arrested at the main Khomasdal-Katutura junction by a patrolling City Police car.
Inside the car, they found two gas cans, a cutting torch, wires and a pair of handcuffs.
The chief inspector suspects the robbers were tipped off by a TransNamib insider since it was the second time robbers had broken into the station hours after a large amount of cash had been deposited into the bank by the transport parastatal.
“The robbers knew there was money at the station but they didn’t know that the money had been taken to the bank. I think it’s an inside job, because it also happened last December. TransNamib has someone working with these robbers from inside,” said the chief inspector.