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Table Mountain Mugging February 2013: Blockhouse / Rhodes Memorial area

Table Mountain Mugging Update: Blockhouse / Rhodes Memorial area

Another mugging has taken place in the Blockhouse / Rhodes Memorial area.

Report from Table Mountain Watch Group:

I was ambushed on Friday afternoon 1 st Feb 2013 at about 17,30 .  Four young well dressed guys knocked me down, one took my bike and the other 3 dragged me down the mountain in the river gulley in the hotspot just after the row of gum trees below the pudding route. 
They threatened to kill me a few times,took my rider shoes, helmet, gloves and sun glasses as well. They then left me and headed down the river to upper Woodstock.  I walked back up to the gravel road where some mountain bikers helped me.  The guys wanted money which I did not have. 

I ride this route about 120 times a year and never had a problem.  Not a nice experience.  I have been in contact with Table mountain bikers as well.

Andy Wright

2 Responses to Table Mountain Mugging February 2013: Blockhouse / Rhodes Memorial area

  1. justin Feb 9, 2013 at 6:19 am #

    A ‘public meeting’ of all concerned mountain users has been called and is schedule for 13 February next week (6pm for 6.30pm at the Mountain Club Hall – 97 Hatfield street in CT). We have invited TMNP to provide an update of their crime fighting activities and plans for 2013 – after which we will seek to highlight various ‘community’ driven initiatives that are all aimed at keeping each other safe within TMNP. Its time to synch up on these and to avoid duplication / maximise our efforts etc.

    In the mean time check out @tablemntnwatch if you are using twitter – there is a set of more up to date information there for everyone.

    In closing – we have been focused on this issue for almost 7 years now and its clear that this form of “contact crime” within TMNP is not going to go away completely. In the light of this we need to find ways to keep each other safe and to avoid this type of confrontation. Lets discuss how and by what means at the meeting on 13 Feb.

    Hope to see you there.

    Cheers
    Andre
    TMSAG

  2. wesley Feb 9, 2013 at 8:30 am #

    Any description available? Numbers, height, colour and cloths? These guys will return to the same area.

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