Armed robbers hijack taxi

WINDHOEK, Jan. 8- On Sunday, January 6 2018, three men armed with knives robbed a taxi driver of his vehicle and made off with it in Lucia Street, Greenwell.

It is alleged that at around 02:00, the three unknown men robbed the driver of his Silver Toyota Corolla with registration number N90625W, big number H593, which is valued at N$50 000. The vehicle was not recovered by the time this article was published and no arrests were made, though police investigations continued.

Elsewhere in Windhoek, police are investigating a case of armed robbery that occurred on 7 January 2018 at about 14:20 at an FNB Automated Teller Machine (ATM.) It is alleged that a Dutch male tourist was at an ATM along Tal street in Auspanplatz when one of three men pointed at him with a gun and robbed the tourist of his ATM card. Later on, the suspects withdrew N$17 800 from the ATM using the victim’s card. Nevertheless, three suspects have been arrested in connection with the matter although neither the ATM card nor the money have been retrieved.


Last Saturday at around 01:33 at Erf 644, Ossmanstreet Town, Okahandja it is alleged that a suspect pointed a gun at a security guard on duty and broke a container with a bolt cutter. The assailant stole two spades and a wager valued at N$25 280-00. No arrest have been made and police investigations continue.

On the same day, at around 09:00 at Sports News China Shop building materials in Omuthiya Town, it is alleged that three unknown men entered the Shop under the guise of being customers. They enquired about purchasing building materials, and in the process one of them closed the door of the shop while another drew a pistol and demanded keys to the safe. Moreover, the other robber took a machete from the store shelves and threatened three female employees, who opened the safe and removed cash that amounted to more or less than N$50 000.

The robbers tied down the three employees with tape on their hands and mouths before they fled the scene on foot. No injuries were sustained and no arrests have been made as police investigations continue. – Musa Zimunya (