Two young men arrested for vehicle theft at Okondjatu

17 Jul 2017 16:20pm
OTJIWARONGO, 17 JUL (NAMPA) - Two young men were arrested on Sunday for the theft of a motor vehicle and operating it without a valid driver’s license at the Okondjatu village in the Otjozondjupa Region.
Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the region, Warrant Officer Maureen Mbeha on Monday told Nampa that one of the suspects is a relative of the owner of the pick-up vehicle.
It is alleged the 24-year-old man stole the key of the vehicle when the owner went to bed on Saturday evening.
Mbeha said the suspect then allowed a 23-year-old friend to drive him to a nearby village.
The driver allegedly lost control over the vehicle and it rolled several times at about 03h00 on Sunday, some 25 kilometres outside Okondjatu.
“The two suspects were taken to the Okondjatu Clinic, where they were treated for minor injuries,” said Mbeha.
The owner reported his vehicle stolen at the Okondjatu Police Station on Sunday morning.
Both men face charges of vehicle theft, while the driver faces a second charge for operating a vehicle without a valid driver’s licence.
The duo is expected to appear in the Okakarara Magistrate’s Court later this week.
Police investigations continue.