Tourists robbed at Swakopmund

09 Jan 2019 07:30am
SWAKOPMUND, 09 JAN (NAMPA) – A tourist couple were robbed of nearly N.dollars 34 000 worth of belongings at Swakopmund on Monday.
A report issued by the Namibian Police Force’s Erongo Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu on Tuesday said the 44-year-old German tourist and his wife were walking back to their residence from a restaurant when the incident occurred.
“A silver VW Polo with registration number N38291W stopped next to the victims and four suspects allegedly jumped out of the vehicle and grabbed their belongings before driving away,” Iikuyu said.
The property stolen from the couple consisted of one Canon camera, a lens, an SD card, a blue backpack, a pair of Gucci sunglasses and a necklace and silver bracelet.
No arrests have been made and none of the property has been recovered yet. Investigations in the matter continue.
In an unrelated matter, a 21-year-old man was arrested in Walvis Bay’s Narraville residential area on Sunday after he was found in possession of 41 packets of cannabis, 36 halved Mandrax tablets and two full Mandrax tablets with a combined value of N.dollars 2 870. Another 28-year-old man was arrested with 150 grams of cannabis valued at N.dollars 1 500 last week.
According to Iikuyu, the drugs were discovered during a police operation.