AN elderly couple from Okahandja has been admitted to a hospital in Windhoek after they were attacked in their home during a vicious robbery incident.
The attack on Doggie Nel and his wife occurred at around 02:00 on Saturday morning after five suspects invaded their home.
During the attack, the Nel couple were severely assaulted before they were tied up and terrorised while the perpetrators demanded money and other valuable items.
According to a member of the emergency services that attended the scene after the man and his wife were able to free themselves from the ropes with which they were tied up, the attackers after ransacking the house managed to steal a television set, mobile phones, clothes, and a firearm.
The attack on the elderly couple is the second such incident that occurred at Okahandja over the past week and a half.
During a previous home invasion about ten days ago, a well-known teacher from the town was overpowered in his home by armed assailants who also stole valuables and during an attack.
During this incident, the teacher and his wife were also tied up and the attackers fled from the scene of the crime in his bakkie.
The abandoned vehicle was recovered next to the main road between Windhoek and Okahandja within an hour after the attack.