Suspects break into vehicle using spark plug

21 Jul 2016 12:40pm
WINDHOEK, 21 JUL (NAMPA) - Three men were arrested shortly after they allegedly broke into a sedan near the Wernhil Park shopping centre bus terminal in the capital on Wednesday at about 16h30.
City Police spokesperson, Assistant Superintendent Cillie Auala informed Nampa on Wednesday the suspects allegedly used part of a spark plug, the size of a pebble, to smash a window and gain entry to the vehicle.
A bag containing 20 T-shirts valued at N.dollars 1 700 was removed from the back seat of the car.
Members of the public became suspicious when they saw the suspects running away from the sedan towards the carwash area near the bus terminal.
“They alerted members of our bicycle squad who were in the vicinity, and they arrested them at the carwash,” Auala said.
A case of theft out of a motor vehicle was opened against the three men aged between 22 and 29 years.
In another incident, a 40-year-old man was arrested for theft out of a motor vehicle.
The suspect, who is a former employee of Novel Ford company, allegedly went the company’s workshop under false pretenses that he is still working there, and stole a customer’s car on Monday.
The vehicle owner handed over the keys to the suspect to ensure it gets serviced, but when she enquired later the same day to know if the car was ready, she was informed that the garage never received the car, upon which she alerted the police.
The suspect was arrested on Wednesday afternoon after he was seen driving that car in the area of Katutura and tipped off the City Police.