19 Jan 2017 19:30pm
WINDHOEK, 19 JAN (NAMPA) - The City Police have urged the public and visitors to not leave valuable property visible in cars, as theft out of vehicles remains a serious concern.
The Police also cautioned the public to avoid falling victim by not talking to strangers at intersections, making sure car doors are always locked and keeping windows closed, unless necessary.
The warning came Thursday after a theft out of a vehicle the Southern Industrial Area at the corner of Mandume Ndemufayo and Toivo ya Toivo streets.
In a media release, City Police Public Relations Officer Cillie Auala said unknown suspects approached the driver and told him he has a tyre puncture.
She said as he exited the vehicle, a suspect opened the passenger door and stole a handbag containing N.dollars 120 000, Euro 3 000 (approximately N.dollars 43 400), a cell phone and personal documents.
The City Police Assistant Superintendent said they got away in a Nissan Qashqai with a personalised registration plate.
A case was opened, she said, noting there is Closed Circuit TV footage and one of the suspects could be identified.
In an unrelated incident that took place on Monday at Gold Street in Prosperita Industrial Area, three G4S security guards were held at gunpoint and tied down with duct tape.
Auala said seven unknown suspects jumped over a wall and forcefully opened an aluminium window next to the front entrance.
She said the suspects stole items to the value of N.dollars 60 000, ranging from laptops to computer screens and unspecified amount of money.
The Namibian Police Force took over investigation and a case was opened at the Windhoek Police Station.