Rental car stolen in Walvis Bay

Tujoromajo Kasuto

The Namibian Police Force is looking for two suspects who escaped after three other men, a 35-year-old Namibian Male, a 30-year-old Namibian Male, and a 21-year-old Namibian Male, they were with were arrested for conspiracy to commit robbery, possession of ammunition, and reckless or negligent driving.

According to NAMPOL Spokesperson, Elifas Kuwinga, information was received of a car that was booked out at a car rental business in Windhoek by well- known criminals and the suspects drove to Walvis Bay.

Subsequently, a search was immediately initiated and the car was traced parked in Sam Nujoma Avenue.

“The Police tried to stop the car but the driver drove away of which the Police gave chase، as the suspect attempted to flee, he collided against two vehicles, where it finally came to a standstill. Police found two unlicensed firearms in the car and the displayed number plates were not of that vehicle.

The original number plates were found in the car,” he said.

Two fire-arms with serial numbers scratched off with the value still to be determined were found in the vehicle and they further face a charge of Possession of unlicensed firearms, Cont. Reg. 50(3) of the RTTA, Act 22/1999 (682).

The incident took place on Monday 2023/01/23 at about 09:00 in Sam Nujoma Avenue, Walvis Bay.

Police investigation continues.

Meanwhile, in Okongo over the past weekend a case of theft from a motor vehicle was reported where a 19-year-old Namibian male suspect was arrested.

It is alleged that he unlawfully and intentionally removed/stole an exhaust pipe with oxygen sensor and catalytic converter from a stationary car/vehicle which was in the garage on Saturday, 21 January 2023 at an unknown time at Build Together location, Okongo Village.

Total value is N$7 450.00. No item has been recovered yet. Police investigation continues.

Similarly, on Friday, 20 January 2023 between 12h00 and 16h00 at Abraham Mashego Street, Maroela.

It is alleged that an unknown suspect broke into a workshop and took the following items without owners’ consent; Welding machines, Toolbar, Jack, Spare Wheel, Burglar door.

All items are valued at N$127 200.00.

No recovery of the items nor arrest has been made yet. Police investigation is ongoing.

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