Event: Be Alert to Follow-Home Crimes and Other Theft
The U.S. Embassy in Windhoek advises U.S. citizens to be aware of continued incidents of crime in Namibia. The Embassy received reports of an individual in Windhoek who was followed home at a high rate of speed by a quadbike in the Eros neighborhood. The individual was able to get inside the gate before the quadbike followed, and they subsequently filed a police report. While the motive is unknown, this was most likely an attempted robbery had the suspect made it onto the property. The Embassy reminds all U.S. citizens not to drive home if being followed, but rather to go to the nearest police station, mall, or other public location where there are many people. In a separate incident, an individual reported that a purse was stolen out of her bag while inside the Woermann & Brock grocery store in the Eros Shopping Center.
Actions to Take:
- If being followed, do not drive home. Drive to a police station or other public place to seek assistance.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Keep a low profile.
- United States Embassy Windhoek, Namibia, 14 Lossen street, Ausspannplatz, Windhoek, +(264)(61) 2958522, email firstname.lastname@example.org. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens +(264)(85) 6860853
- State Department – Consular Affairs
1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444
- Namibia Country Information Sheet
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