German tourists robbed of belongings at Grootfontein

23 Jun 2013 10:40
WINDHOEK, 23 JUN (NAMPA) - A group of German tourists were robbed of their personal belongings by unknown persons at a lodge in the Otjozondjupa Region?s Grootfontein area on Sunday.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) spokesperson, Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi told a media briefing here on Sunday the two female tourists were robbed of their personal belongings when unknown persons entered their room at Tiger Quelle lodge at about 03h00 on Sunday.
The suspected robbers held the women at gunpoint and demanded money, and the women then handed over N.dollars 15 500 in cash, a laptop, an iPod and two cellular phones.
No arrests have been made in connection with the matter yet, and the stolen items have also not yet been recovered.
Police investigations are underway in order to track down the culprits.
In the Caprivi Region, three men - including a truck driver and his co-driver - were arrested by the police after they were allegedly found in illegal possession of 37 elephant tusks.
The trio is expected to appear in the Katima Mulilo Magistrate's Court on Monday morning to answer to a charge of illegal possession of protected game products.