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Hikers Mugged at Slangkop, Kommetjie

This report is still unconfirmed and details are currently being sourced.

Two hikers were mugged at gun point today while hiking up Slangkop Mountain in Kommetjie.  Both had their cell phones stolen with their bags.
The muggers were 2 young coloured males.  The victims had their bags stolen (which also contained their cell phones, car keys and wallets).

 

3 Responses to Hikers Mugged at Slangkop, Kommetjie

  1. Justin Lawson Jul 25, 2014 at 8:25 am #

    SANParks issued this statement:

    Robbery in Table Mountain National Park

    Table Mountain National Park confirms that a mugging incident took place yesterday on Slangkop Mountain near Kommetjie and that a case has been opened at SAPS Ocean View. The incident happened near the blockhouse.

    Two ladies, a mother and daughter were hiking in the park when they were accosted by two unknown armed young men, who proceeded to rob them of their valuables which included their cell phones and backpacks. No one was harmed in the incident.

    TMNP is working closely with police on the matter and will deploy additional resources to the area. Visible policing, observation points and the dog unit will be measures to deter further crime, while there will be investigations into reasons for this recent crime displacement.

    Members of the public who have information regarding the incident can contact SAPS on the crime stop number 08600 10111.

    • Margherita Jul 25, 2014 at 9:46 am #

      Thanks for the update…

  2. Justin Lawson Jul 25, 2014 at 2:37 pm #

    The following from http://www.iol.co.za/capetimes/kommetjie-hold-up-sparks-police-action-1.1725405#.U9JJ36gVdcx

    Kommetjie hold-up sparks police action

    Additional security resources are to be deployed to the Slangkop Mountain area near Kommetjie after two women and a teenager were held up at gunpoint.

    Tracy-Lee Palframan and Robyn Menzies, along with Menzies’s 15-year-old daughter, were hiking on Wednesday about 3pm near the blockhouse when they were accosted by two men.

    The women were unharmed but were robbed of a backpack containing two iPhones, keys, wallets with cards and cash, water bottles, an orange whistle and a knitting bag, said provincial police spokesman Frederick van Wyk.

    Investigations into the robbery were continuing.

    Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) is working closely with police on the matter and will deploy additional resources to the area. Visible policing, observation points and the dog unit will be measures to deter further crime, while there will be investigations into reasons for this recent crime,” said TMNP manager Paddy Gordon

    Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

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