No arrest after Lion's Head robbery

2015-07-15 17:32
Lion's Head in Cape Town

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Cape Town - A man who threatened hikers on Lion’s Head in Cape Town on Sunday evening is yet to be arrested, Western Cape police said on Wednesday.

A group of students were walking down the mountain at 19:30 on Sunday when the man held them up with a knife, police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk said.

He robbed them of a digital camera and an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing.

The police had no record of a separate mugging on the trail on Tuesday night, which was circulated on the "Table Mountain Watch" Twitter account.

Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) spokesperson Merle Collins said the park had a dedicated visitor safety team, made up of about 60 “highly qualified” rangers and 12 sniffer dogs.

The team patrolled the mountain chain at all hours.

“Yes, we do get occasional chancers but we’ve seen a significant drop in contact crime in the national park,” Collins said.

Western Cape Community Safety MEC, Dan Plato, called on the public on Wednesday to remain vigilant and report all incidents to the authorities.

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