Tourists lose car in Maputsoe


By ’Mantoetse Maama


MASERU – Three South African tourists were robbed of their vehicle at a petrol filling station in Maputsoe last Saturday.

The police told the Lesotho Times that the three had got off from their car to “stretch their legs” while the petrol attendant filled their vehicle when the carjacker jumped into it and sped off.

The driver had left the key in the ignition.

The tourists’ belongings, which included passports, were in the stolen vehicle.

Acting police spokesperson, Thato Ramarikhoane, confirmed the incident.

“It was reported that three men from South Africa were hijacked at the petrol station in Maputsoe on Saturday. The unknown suspect also took the victims’ money amounting to M750 and their passports,” Ramarikhoane said.

The victims’ missing vehicle is a silver grey Hyundai.

No arrests have been made and police investigations are continuing.

In a separate incident, a driver and an office clerk from a local company were robbed of M30 500 that was going to be deposited into a bank.

According to a police report, the clerk and the driver were on their way to the bank when unknown men appeared and robbed them of the money.

The suspects stopped blocked the victims’ vehicle and demanded that they hand over the cash.

The suspects were armed with a knife and a gun.


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