CRIMINALS preying on the trust of visitors to Namibia robbed two Japanese nationals at knife point after misleading the tourists into thinking that they had a problem with the vehicle they were driving.
Namibian police spokesperson in Oshana Region, Frieda Shikole said the incident occurred at the Uukwangula Village.
The victims were identified as 37 year old Nakamura Yoshiyasu, and 37 year old Miyuki Aou from Tokyo, who are touring through Namibia.
“The two victims were stopped by one of the suspects under pretence that there was something wrong with their car tyre. The four unknown men approached then approached the vehicle from behind before holding them at knife point and demanding money,” said Shikole
Shikole explained that when the victims brought their vehicle to standstill these men jumped out of their car, slashed the one of the car’s rear tires before proceeding to rob the tourists.
The suspects fled with three cellphones, one Canon camera, one telescope, US$1000, 300 Euros, R300 and N$200.
Shikole called on the public to assist the Namibian police in tracing the culprits and said such information canbe given at the nearest Police station.