Botched robbery turns deadly

07 April 2021 | Crime

OGONE TLHAGE



WINDHOEK

A robbery attempt ended in death after two men attempted to rob a taxi at 00h40 in Katutura last Saturday.

It is alleged that one of two suspects had stopped a taxi and grabbed the driver, who then accelerated at high speed and lost control of the vehicle when he approached the T-Junction of Sukkot and Clemence Kapuuo streets.

The driver hit the brick wall of the Dolam Cemetery, resulting in one of the robbers being thrown out of the vehicle. He died after his head hit the wall.

In other news, a case of culpable homicide was recorded involving a 59-year-old man who was reversing a Nissan Navara with a trailer attached while another man (aged 39) was on the back of the trailer.

It is alleged that the victim was on the trailer to offload three marble stones, but had slipped and, in the process, the material fell on the victim’s body. His co-workers assisted in removing the marble from the victim and rushed him to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.



Drunk Easter weekend

Various incidences of drunk driving were recorded in Rehoboth over the weekend.

In the first incident, a 32-year-old man was arrested while driving a blue Fiat vehicle while under the influence of alcohol on a public road in Block B.

The second case involved a 34-year-old man driving a Scania combination vehicle on the B1 main road, who was arrested after his alcohol concentration was found in excess of 0.079 grams/100 ml.

The third incident involved a 35-year-old man who was arrested while his alcohol concentration was in excess of 0.079 g/100 ml.

Elsewhere in the Hardap Region in Mariental, a 39-year-old man driving a black Nissan March was arrested after he was found operating a vehicle on a public road under the influence of alcohol and for transporting people for reward without professional authorisation. Another man in Mariental was arrested after he was found driving a white Nissan NP200 motor vehicle while his alcohol concentration was in excess of 0.37mg.

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