Tourists robbed at Otjiwarongo

Tourists robbed at Otjiwarongo

A GERMAN couple’s Namibian holiday came to an unpleasant end on Tuesday morning, when they were awakened by a robber armed with a knife.

They were robbed of belongings worth more than N$100 000. Joachim Sohnius (56) laid charges at the Otjiwarongo Police station, after an unknown man snuck into his room at the Out of Africa Town Lodge at around 05h00 in the morning.The suspect, armed with a knife, robbed Sohnius and his partner of N$20 000, five thousand British pounds, 1 600 Euros, travellers cheques, a digital video camera, digital photo camera and a cellphone.He also made off with their German passports, identity cards and ship and train tickets.According to sources at Out of Africa Town Lodge, the couple had planned to travel to Cape Town by ship the next day.They are still in Windhoek trying to replace their travel documents.Joachim Sohnius (56) laid charges at the Otjiwarongo Police station, after an unknown man snuck into his room at the Out of Africa Town Lodge at around 05h00 in the morning.The suspect, armed with a knife, robbed Sohnius and his partner of N$20 000, five thousand British pounds, 1 600 Euros, travellers cheques, a digital video camera, digital photo camera and a cellphone.He also made off with their German passports, identity cards and ship and train tickets.According to sources at Out of Africa Town Lodge, the couple had planned to travel to Cape Town by ship the next day.They are still in Windhoek trying to replace their travel documents.

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