Windhoek woman shot in carjacking

Windhoek woman shot in carjacking

A WINDHOEK resident was attacked by armed men, shot in the leg, and robbed of her car when she stopped at a lay-by on the road between Karibib and Okahandja yesterday.

Concerned friends of Ulla von Holtz were combing the part of the Karibib-Okahandja road where she and her brother were attacked for any signs of her two dogs until late yesterday afternoon, but without success. The two pets got lost when Von Holtz and her brother were attacked during a stop next to the road some 18 kilometres west of Okahandja early yesterday afternoon.While they were standing at the lay-by, three men emerged from the veld and attacked them, clubbing them over their heads and then shooting at Von Holtz.She was hit in her lower leg.The gang then drove off in her car.The vehicle was found abandoned and with apparent damage to its gearbox close to Okahandja shortly afterwards.A cellphone and a camera bag were stolen from the vehicle.The missing dogs are a male wire-haired dachshund and a medium-sized female black crossbreed dog.The dachshund has a nametag on his collar, but the number on it cannot be called, as it belongs to the stolen phone.Both dogs are also microchipped.A reward is being offered to anyone who finds the missing dogs and returns them to their owner.Anyone who may have spotted the animals or who may have picked them up can call Marieta Engelbrecht at 081 124 1821, Lara Charnock at 081 124 1275, or Rene Loetter at 081 129 6255.The two pets got lost when Von Holtz and her brother were attacked during a stop next to the road some 18 kilometres west of Okahandja early yesterday afternoon.While they were standing at the lay-by, three men emerged from the veld and attacked them, clubbing them over their heads and then shooting at Von Holtz.She was hit in her lower leg.The gang then drove off in her car.The vehicle was found abandoned and with apparent damage to its gearbox close to Okahandja shortly afterwards.A cellphone and a camera bag were stolen from the vehicle.The missing dogs are a male wire-haired dachshund and a medium-sized female black crossbreed dog.The dachshund has a nametag on his collar, but the number on it cannot be called, as it belongs to the stolen phone.Both dogs are also microchipped.A reward is being offered to anyone who finds the missing dogs and returns them to their owner.Anyone who may have spotted the animals or who may have picked them up can call Marieta Engelbrecht at 081 124 1821, Lara Charnock at 081 124 1275, or Rene Loetter at 081 129 6255.

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