Suspected stock thieves on the run

05 August 2021 | Crime

OTIS DANIELS



SWAKOPMUND

Police confirmed an incident of stock theft that took place at farm Waldheim between last Thursday and Sunday in the Karibib district.

According to the Erongo regional crime investigations coordinator, deputy commissioner Erastus Iikuyu, four suspects allegedly took 35 sheep from their grazing area, slaughtering some of the animals in the area before moving to a suspect’s home in Karibib’s Harambee location.

The suspects then locked the shack and disappeared.

The value of the stolen livestock is estimated to be N$78 500, of which 20 carcasses valued at N$44 000 have been recovered. Fifteen sheep have not been recovered.

A warrant for the arrest of one of the suspects, 31-year-old Ephraim Guruseb – who is currently on the run – has been issued.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call Iikuyu at 081 246 4757, Inspector Jefrey Urib at 081 439 2687 or warrant officer Simson Ngiteeka at 081 264 9687. Alternatively, individuals can also visit their nearest police station.