Robbers target elderly couple in holiday flat

Isaac Chikosi

An elderly couple from Windhoek enjoying their holiday at the coast are still at loss of words after they were robbed at gunpoint on Thursday. The couple stays in a holiday flat and whilst the elderly Mr. Samuel Jacobus van Garden was going outside to smoke, three armed overpowered him and forced him back into the flat where his wife was.

The police described the armed robbers as dark in complexion. One of the men was armed with a handgun.
The incident is said to have occurred at around 21:29. The robbers stole two laptops, three Apple iPhones, two watches and two diamond rings with a combined value of N$ 123 000-00. The suspects fled on foot.
No injuries were sustained by either of the robbery victims during the attack. No arrests have yet been made, nor had any of the aforesaid items been recovered by time of going to press.
The police appeal to the public; should anyone have any

information regarding the suspects or the stolen items, they are requested to contact Deputy Commissioner Iikuyu on cell 081 246 4757 or Detective Warrant Officer J. Geiseb on 081 262 9842 immediately.
Holiday makers are also urged to take caution and let common sense prevail for the good of everyone’s safety. Always ensure valuables are locked away and don’t create opportunities for thieves and robbers. Especially at home. Robbers and thieves also capitalise on the fact that holiday makers are often not familiar with the immediate surroundings where they stay for the holiday season.
It is important to know your neighbours and to keep safety numbers closeby.

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