Taxi driver hijacked in Windhoek: City Police

11 Aug 2016 17:20pm
WINDHOEK, 11 AUG (NAMPA) - A Windhoek taxi driver was allegedly hijacked at gunpoint at the corner of Shanghai and Mungunda streets by two unknown men at about 23h00 Wednesday evening.
Spokesperson of the City Police, Assistant Superintendent Cillie Auala said in a media statement availed to Nampa on Thursday the suspected hijackers allegedly took the victim's mobile phone, an unspecified amount of money and drove off with his vehicle.
The suspects are still at large.
In a separate incident, a group of five unknown masked men on Monday forcefully entered the building of the Eagle View Business Complex in the Prosperita industrial area and stole a cash box.
This incident was recorded by closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras mounted at the complex along Palladium Street.
The owners of the complex were earlier advised by the police to invest in CCTV cameras.
Investigations are ongoing to identify the culprits in this regard and bring them to book.
Auala said CCTV cameras remain one of the most effective security measures in deter criminal activities in and around the capital and country in general.
In an unrelated development, the City Police have recorded a case of abortion after an 18-year-old woman was suspected to have aborted her baby at her parents' residence at around 20h50 in Katutura.
The foetus was discovered in a toilet by her family members who then alerted the police.
The young woman, whose identity is known to Nampa, cannot be revealed as she is yet to appear before court. She was taken to a local hospital. Police investigations continue.
Also in Windhoek, a man in his late 30s was on Sunday allegedly attacked by a group of four unknown men in Katutura and he is now receiving medical treatment at the Katutura State Hospital.
The victim sustained a wound on his forehead.
In a different case, a 15-year-old girl was arrested for allegedly stealing jewellery on Monday from a shop at the Wernhill Shopping Complex. The alleged shoplifting incident happened at about 12h00.
Auala advised parents and guardians to talk to their children to refrain from shoplifting.
On traffic matters, she said the intersection of Hosea Kutako Road and John Meinert Street as well as the intersection of Abraham Mashego and Independence Avenue in Katutura prove to be high accident prone areas.
City Police statistics reveal that a total of 23 crashes were reported at the areas between Friday and Tuesday this week.