Suspects arrested after robbing tourists

07 Oct 2014 17:40pm
WINDHOEK, 07 OCT (NAMPA) - The City Police arrested two suspects after they allegedly broke into two vehicles in the city over lunch hour on Tuesday.
A third suspect managed to get away.
One of the vehicles belongs to a Portuguese tourist who arrived in Namibia on Monday.
The City’s Senior Superintendent Gerry Shikesho told Nampa on Tuesday that in many instances motorists are also negligent, as they leave valuable items such as laptops, cameras and mobile phones where it is visible.
“In this case we (City Police) know that they (thieves) are not new guys to us. When we saw them in the city we already had a strategic plan to follow them,” he said.
The City Police recovered most valuables, except the cash that was in one wallet.
In a separate incident last Friday, two German tourists were also robbed of their belongings after they stopped at the water cone in Klein Windhoek to take pictures. While doing so, a suspect broke their car’s rear window with a rock, and grabbed a rucksack with clothes and other valuable items.
The City Police through its CCTV monitor system managed to trace the suspect and carried out an arrest within a few minutes of the break-in.
When the tourists arrived back at their rented vehicle, they were surprised to see the City Police with the suspect and their belongings recovered.