More arrests in Omaruru farm robbery case

Two of 11 still on run
Another two of 11 suspects involved in a farm robbery in Omaruru in March were recently apprehended.
Adam Hartman
Another two wanted suspects were arrested in connection with a robbery and stock theft that took place at Farm Otjumue Nord near Omaruru in March.

Matheus Erike Oxurub was arrested at Okahandja on 26 July. Ronie van Staden was arrested at Onghulumbashe location, in Usakos, on Friday. Both will appear and will appear in the Omaruru Magistrate's Court on Monday, 8 August.

According to Erongo crime investigations coordinator Erastus iikuyu, so far seven suspects were already arrested and appeared before Omaruru Magistrate Court, and the new two arrests brings the total number of arrested suspect in the same case to nine. "Only two suspects are still on the run. They are Robert Garus-Oab and Edward Uahupirap. We would like to thank our community for their support in the fight against crime by giving us information that led to the apprehension of the suspects and I urge them to continue to help the police to trace and apprehend the two outstanding suspects."

Suspects armed with a rifle and knives attacked the owners of farm Otjimue. The suspects slaughtered 24 sheep, five goats and three cattle and robbed the victims of various personal and other items. The value of the damage was about N$70 000. More suspects arrived with two bakkies and loaded the carcasses before driving to Omaruru, and from there transported to Swakopmund where they were sold. The vehicles that transported those carcasses were traced and impounded.