WINDHOEK: A prominent Windhoek-based businessman has been arrested by the Namibian Police Force NamPol)’s Serious Crime Unit after he was allegedly found in possession of a suspected stolen vehicle on Wednesday. The local businessman, whose name cannot be made public as he is yet to appear before court, was arrested on Wednesday morning after a Toyota Land Cruiser worth about N.dollars 500 000 which had been reported as stolen, was found hidden at a house in Windhoek’s Otjomuise residential area.
NamPol)’s Crime Investigations Co-ordinator for the Khomas Region, Deputy Commissioner Sylvanus Nghishidimbwa confirmed the recovery of the vehicle and the arrest of the businessman to Nampa on Wednesday afternoon.
The recovered vehicle was allegedly stolen in Karirib in the early hours of Tuesday, only to be found in Windhoek on Wednesday morning.
The vehicle was easily recovered because it was fixed with a car tracking system, said Nghishidimbwa.
The deputy commissioner stated that another suspected car thief, who is free on bail on a different charge of car theft , is also said to be involved in the alleged theft of this car.
“This Toyota Land Cruiser vehicle was found hidden at a big compound house), which is surrounded by a huge wall structure. A local businessman was arrested. Another suspected car thief, who is known to the police, is still at large. We are requesting him to surrender himself to the police with no delay,” said Nghishidimbwa.
Police investigations into the alleged car theft case continue.
The owner of the vehicle, who asked not to be named, travelled all the way from Karibib to Windhoek on Wednesday to retrieve his car.
He applauded the police for their rapid response and assistance.