Elderly farmer robbed in Tsumeb area

07 Sep 2017 14:20pm
ONGWEDIVA, 07 SEP (NAMPA) – A 96-year-old farmer was robbed of N.dollars 16 000 on his farm near the Tsumeb-Tsintsabis road in the Oshikoto Region on Wednesday.
Deputy Commissioner Naomi Katjiua of the Namibian Police Force’s Crime Investigations Coordination Unit in the region said in a crime report issued Wednesday night three men entered Lukas Nel’s farm under the pretence that they wanted to buy goats.
They disabled the CCTV cameras before entering the farm.
“They tied the complainant and his wife up with electric wires and locked them in a room,” she said.
According to Katjiua, the money was kept in a drawer.
The men also stole Nel’s white Mazda pick-up, which was recovered at the Dundee Precious Metals mine in Tsumeb at 21h00.
No one has been arrested yet and police investigations continue.
A case of reckless and negligent driving was also registered with the police on Wednesday at around 13h00 after the driver of a Toyota Corolla with Tsumeb registration was involved in an accident on the same day.
Katjiua said the driver of the Corolla was driving alone on the Oshivelo-Tsumeb main road when he lost control over the vehicle after the tyre burst and it overturned.
The driver is identified as 28-year-old Moses Jermia who was transported to the Tsumeb Hospital in serious, but stable condition.