Car stolen in Keetmanshoop CBD

01 Nov 2016 17:50pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 01 NOV (NAMPA) – An employee of a local retailer along Keetmanshoop’s main street was stunned when he was unable to locate his vehicle after getting off work last Thursday.
It turned out that the car was stolen in front of Plastic Packaging between 14h00 and 17h00 by a man who assuredly approached the vehicle, got in and drove off from the busy street.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) spokesperson for //Kharas Region, Deputy Commissioner Rudolf Isaak told Nampa on Tuesday the incident was caught on a CCTV camera installed in front of the building where the theft occurred.
The Toyota Hilux 1993 model pick-up, beige in colour with stripes on the sides, was found in Okahandja late on Monday after local police shared the footage and the particulars of the car with colleagues in other regions.
“The owner of the car was very shocked. He told us that he filled up the car with fuel the previous day,” Isaak said.
The owner left for Okahandja on Tuesday to collect the vehicle while police were making arrangements to transfer the apprehended suspect to the Keetmanshoop Police Station holding cells.
“This is something quite rare to happen in Keetmanshoop. I cannot even remember the last time a car was stolen here,” Isaak remarked.
The name of the suspect, who is reportedly from Okahandja, is being withheld until he appears in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court.