Pensioner ambushed at Brakwater

14 October 2020 | Crime

ERWIN LEUSCHNER

SWAKOPMUND



The Windhoek police are still looking for five men who attacked 73-year-old pensioner Holger Pascheka on his smallholding near Brakwater on Friday afternoon. So far, only Pascheka's stolen Toyota Hilux Bakkie, which the perpetrators left in Hakahana, has been recovered.

According to the police, the attack occurred at around 16:30 on Plot 92. Pascheka was on his way home when the men struck. “They were armed with pistols and ambushed him at the gate,” read the police report, adding that the perpetrators forced him into his home where they beat and tied him up along with two employees.

“They ransacked the house and stole many items of an unknown value, including two rifles,” the report further read. The perpetrators fled with the bakkie, which was discovered later, abandoned at a bar in Hakahana.

Pascheka was treated for his injuries in hospital on the same day.

According to media reports, the same perpetrators are said to have carried out another attack on the owners of a neighbouring smallholding shortly afterwards. They also beat and handcuffed the couple and demanded valuables. However, no details are given about this incident in the police report.

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