Cyclist mugged below Rhodes Memorial

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.

 

Table Mountain cyclist mugged

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6 Responses to Cyclist mugged below Rhodes Memorial

  1. Liz Sep 14, 2015 at 9:32 pm #

    So tired to read about the crime, where will it end? Isn’t it possible to set up an ambush and teach these thugs a lesson?

  2. Graham Sep 14, 2015 at 9:51 pm #

    Sorry… really bad!Description by any chance? Seen a few sketch guys up there this week… would be interesting to gather some data on looks…

  3. wes Sep 15, 2015 at 9:47 am #

    Description of them? And can everyone have a look on gumtree and cash crusaders. These bikes look expensive, I really don’t see why places like cash crusaders can’t see these guys selling them these things are not legit.

  4. Mike Sep 15, 2015 at 10:11 am #

    I wonder if the rider had a permit to be on the hill that day? The criminals will easily be tracked down, as they must have each had SAN Parks permits to be conducting business on the hill that day.

    Great job protecting a high trafficked area on a weekend Sanparks.

  5. mokganjetsi (Willem B) Sep 15, 2015 at 5:54 pm #

    guys with guns – not much you can do. good call to just give your bike up. i go mtb nowadays without any valuables (except my bike). so bleak this.

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