Police search for family of Swakop man

18 Mar 2017 18:10pm
SWAKOPMUND, 18 MAR (NAMPA) – Police in Swakopmund are looking for the family of a man with an apparent mental disorder, who caused a disturbance in one of the local neighbourhoods.
The police brought him in Thursday night after a resident of the Ocean View residential area reported that he was randomly entering houses there.
He is now being held at the Swakopmund Police Station.
“When he was released Friday morning he went straight to Vineta, allegedly broke the window of a house and entered the house through the broken window. He claims it is his house,” an officer who asked to remain anonymous told Nampa on Friday.
The police say the man, who appears to be in his early 30s, is providing different names and also could not say where he is from.
He however mentioned the name ‘Carel’ more than once and at some point said he is from Walvis Bay and Germany.
“We fear he might damage someone’s property and we need to protect him as he might get hurt out there,” the same officer said.
The man is being held in a holding cell on his own.
The police asked that anyone with a lost relative or anyone who might know the man, assist in identifying him.