A cyclist (who also happens to be a climber) was mugged and relieved of his bicycle below Rhodes Memorial.
Below is an account from the cyclist:
Around 15:30 on Sunday the 13th of September I rode across the M3 bridge at Mostert’s Mill, and went through the rotating gate intending to cycle up to Rhodes Memorial.
There was a group of hikers about 100m ahead of me walking up. Two men ran through the group (hence I did not see them coming). One man headed straight to me. He had a gun, which he made visible to me as he ran towards me. He ordered me to get off off the bike and his partner took it. He then ordered me to take off my watch and helmet which he took.
He asked for my phone which was not on me. He told me I has lying, and I told him to search me, which he did not do. He then ran down towards the gate and I think they split up.
I walked down after him, he was adjusting the seat, and then shouted at me to run up the mountain in the opposite direction, which I did not do. He then rode across the bridge and away.
Fortunately I was not hurt in any way. I did not retaliate at any point, but I was tempted to shout to the hiking group (that were ahead of me) but not while he was holding a gun.
I reported the muggins to the police immediately at the Mowbray police station and have registered a case.
See below a photo from the internet of the bike and colour scheme which was stolen.
— Kylie Hanekom (@KylieShan) September 14, 2015