Man arrested after allegedly stealing Land Cruiser

18 Feb 2014 11:40am
OTJIWARONGO, 18 FEB (NAMPA) – A 32-year-old man was arrested outside Grootfontein on Monday after he allegedly stole a Toyota Land Cruiser at a service (filling) station.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Otjozondjupa Regional Public Relations’ Officer, Sergeant Maureen Mbeha said the 50-year-old Wandanga Ebenhard Uemuura on Monday reported his Land Cruiser with a Windhoek registration number as stolen at the Grootfontein police station.
He had parked his vehicle at a service station in Grootfontein at around 19h30 on Monday so that he could buy something to eat at the shop inside.
His wife and children, however, stayed behind in the vehicle.
The suspect allegedly then jumped into the drivers’ seat, and chased Uemuura’s wife and children out of the car.
“He then drove away at high speed in the direction of Rundu,” Mbeha explained.
The police were informed about the incident, and pursued the vehicle.
Some 20 kilometres outside Grootfontein on the way to Rundu, the suspect was arrested.
The Toyota Land Cruiser was recovered and handed back to its owner.
The suspect is expected to appear in the Grootfontein Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, while police investigations into the matter continue.