Four arrested after theft in Windhoek CBD

05 Apr 2014 14:50pm
WINDHOEK, 05 APR (NAMPA) – Four male suspects were arrested for breaking into a vehicle in Windhoek on Friday.
The men stole a camera, a pair of shoes and a bag containing books from the vehicle in the capital’s central business district at around 15h00.
City Police Chief Abraham Kanime told Nampa on Saturday the suspects smashed one of the windows of the Toyota Hilux pick-up belonging to tourists shortly after they left the vehicle parked at the corner of Werner List and John Meinert Streets.
The suspects, all in their early to mid-20s, then removed a Panasonic video camera worth N.dollars 7 500, a plastic bag containing men's shoes and another bag containing books and got away in a taxi.
Kanime said the suspects were tailed by police officers to Dorado Park, where the taxi was intercepted near a well-known bar and the suspects were apprehended.
He added that the taxi driver was not arrested as he was unaware that his car was being used as a getaway vehicle and was under the impression that he is transporting customers.
The video camera was recovered and returned to the tourists, but the other items have not yet been recovered.
The suspects will be charged with theft out of a motor vehicle.