Coastal resident loses car to car theft

Car thieves have found a new technique, now targeting second hand car sales shops. On Thursday a Toyota Land Cruiser, valued at N$260 000 was stolen from the No Limit Bakkies branch located in Windhoek. The owner, Marietjie Kruger, has now offered a reward of N$20 000.

According to Kruger two men entered the shop looking for a vehicle to buy. While it is not normal procedure to testdrive a vehicle, an exception was made in this case, as the “interested buyer wanted to initially drive around the block.” A sales person of No Limit joined and the “interested buyer” test drove the vehicle.
“The buyer also drove to a filling station, put in fuel and asked to testdrive the 4×4,” Kruger explained. He then proceeded onto the gravel road exiting Windhoek on the West towards the Khomas Hochland. While driving on this road he said that the bonnet seemed to not be closed properly. “He stopped and said the sales person should close the bonnet. When the sales person stepped out of the vehicle, the man just drove off,” Kruger says. Even though the police was notified and an extensive search began, both the vehicle and the thieves have disappeared to date.
The registration of the vehicle is N20795S and it is a 2006 model. According to Kruger it was the most expensive vehicle available on the floor at the time of the incident. She offers a reward of N$20 000 to the person, who can track down the thief and/or the vehicle.
She is available at 081 418 4743. It is allegedly the second time these thieves were able to steal a vehicle using this exact technique in recent time.

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