Police successfully recover all Jan Japan Motors

namib times 19 June 2015

Nampol in the Erongo Region announced the recovery of all 14 vehicles that were allegedly stolen from Jan Japan Motors warehouse at a media conference held at the Nampol Erongo Regional Headquarters in Walvis Bay yesterday.

According to Nampol Erongo Regional Commander, Commissioner

Samuel //Hoëbeb, the police found one of the

missing vehicles in Keetmanshoop.

The other two cars were discovered in Rundu and another vehicle in Gobabis where it was allegedly hidden by one of the accused James Lewis, an employee of Jan Japan Motors who was in charge of registering the vehicles.

//Hoëbeb congratulated his team on their hard work and persistence and thanked the public for their co-operation and information sharing in helping them bring the guilty parties to justice and recovering the stolen vehicles.

“The investigation is almost complete; we just have to collect enough evidence to build a solid

case against the suspects,” he explained.

//Hoëbeb added that the police recovered the first four vehicles in Walvis Bay, five in Rundu, two in Okalongo, one in Otjiwarongo, another one in Keetmanshoop and one in Gobabis.

The police arrested four suspects namely James Lewis (38) an employee at Jan Japan Motors CC, Christof Kristiaan (27), Mathias Francisco (31) and Michael Muyunda Masiye (29), implicated in the vehicle theft.

//Hoëbeb further added that all four of the suspects already appeared in court and were denied bail and that they have 15 witnesses that are willing to testify in a court of law.

The 14 vehicles belonging to Jan Japan Motors CC were reported mis-sing after the new owners of the company conducted stock taking and noticed that the vehicles were missing and unaccounted for.

They are set to return to court on 16 July and the rest of the recovered vehicles were handed over to Jan Japan Motors CC yesterday afternoon.

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