Taxi drivers robbed of vehicles

16 Jun 2013 11:10
WINDHOEK, 16 JUN (NAMPA) ? Three taxi drivers were robbed of their vehicles and other possessions at different times and venues in the capital last week.
Namibian Police Inspector Stephan Nuuyi told members of the media here on Sunday the first robbery took place on Wednesday in the Pioneerspark residential area of the capital at about 23h00.
Two unknown suspects requested the 18-year-old taxi driver to take them from Shanghai Street in Katutura to the Academia residential area.
On the way there, the two suspects told the driver to rather take them to Pioneerspark, and when they were close to the Windhoek International School one of the suspects pointed a gun at the driver and ordered him to surrender his vehicle.
Nuuyi said they also fled with the driver's three mobile phones, a computer memory stick and N.dollars 50.
The second robbery took place on Friday in the Windhoek West area at about 18h45.
Nuuyi said two unknown suspects stopped a taxi to take them from Katutura to Windhoek West.
?The suspects grabbed the driver, ordered him to stop, pushed him out of the vehicle and drove away,? said Nuuyi.
They also took the victim?s mobile phone and N.dollars 170 in cash.
On Saturday at about 21h00, another taxi driver was robbed of his vehicle near the Women?s Centre in Okuryangava.
The 24-year-old driver was held at gunpoint and ordered to hand over his vehicle.
Meanwhile, a man was robbed of his mobile phone, spectacles, two packets of cigarettes and a wallet with credit cards by two unknown armed suspects on the Ella Du Plessis High School sports grounds on Saturday at about 24h30.
In a separate case, unknown suspect/s on Saturday entered an apartment in the Ondundu Complex along Okavango Street in Klein Windhoek through a bedroom window, and stole a flat-screen television, a lap top and its bag, and spectacles.
In Brakwater, unknown suspects cut open the roof of a shop at Plot 62 to gain entry, cut open the mini-automatic teller machine (ATM) with a cutting torch and stole about N.dollars 15 000 from it.
No arrests in any of the three robberies or housebreaking and theft cases have yet been made.
Police investigations continue.