A CHINESE building contractor, the 30-year-old Xu Haizhen, who is currently busy with a project at the Okahao State Hospital was attacked and robbed of large amount of cash by six men while he was relieving himself next to the road.
According to Inspector Thomas Aiyambo of the Namibian Police’s Public Relations Division in the Oshana Region the robbery occurred on Saturday at around 18:00 on the Oshakati/Okahao main road near the Othingo village. He said that after overpowering the victim, the suspects stole N$37 500 and keys to his vehicle.
“It is alleged that the suspects followed the victim and that they attempted to rob him the first time at the Puma Service Station in Okahao. The victim stopped to speak on his cell phone, and the suspects stopped behind him and tried to open the door of his car. The victim saw trouble coming and drove off. When he was about three kilometres out of town he stopped again to relieve himself next to the road,” said Aiyambo.
He added that while the victim was busy relieving himself, a silver Toyota Corolla with registration number N38774SH approached him and six male suspects jumped out and four of the gangsters grabbed and held the contractor while two others plundered his parked car and took the bag that contained the cash.
“They also took the keys to the Nissan pickup, which is white in colour with registration No. N128482 W and jump into their getaway car and drove in the direction of Oshakati,” he said, adding that the victim was left stranded at the scene, but without injuries.
The victim indicated that, he will not be able to identify any of the suspects as the entire attack went very fast.
The victim’s vehicle was towed to the Oshakati Police Station for safe keeping by the Police Recovery. No one was arrested into this matter and police investigation into the matter continues.