No arrests as cyclist robbed, stabbed

A 62-year-old Canadian tourist was robbed of his cellphone and stabbed by two men while cycling opposite the entrance to Masiphumelele on Saturday January 12, at about 5pm.

Kommetjie Neighbourhood Watch (Komwatch) committee member Joseph Padbury said they had helped the cyclist by applying first aid and had taken him to the hospital where his wounds were stitched.

He was later taken to the police station to open a case.

Police spokesman, Sergeant Leon Fortuin said a case of robbery was being investigated and no arrest had been made.

Anyone with information can call Detective Constable Nzimande at 021 783 8300.

Suspected gang violence claimed another life in Ocean View last week when a 47-year-old man, known to the community as Trillie, was shot in the head on Wednesday January 9.

Police spokesman Sergeant Leon Fortuin said his body had been found on the corner of Milky Way and Flamingo Way in Ocean View at about 5.30am.

He said the circumstances surrounding the incident were still under investigation and no arrests had been made.

Anyone with information can call Detective Constable Mendara on 021 783 8300 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

In a separate incident, a young couple watching the sunset near Misty Cliffs were hijacked and held hostage at gunpoint for several hours by four men on Wednesday January 2.

The couple’s vehicle was later recovered and four men arrested.

Simon’s Town station commander Captain Teresa Nel said the couple had received counselling and three of the four men had been charged with kidnapping, carjacking and armed robbery while the fourth man had been charged with sexual assault.

They made their second appearance in the Simon’s Town Magistrate’s Court on Monday January 14.

On Saturday December 29, a cyclist was attacked by three men and robbed of his cellphone and bike at about 8am.

The cyclist cycled up Slangkop Road past Ocean View SAPS towards Scarborough when a man with a knife, jumped in front of him, blocking his view.

The attacker was joined by a second individual in a Spiderman mask, also armed, and a third hooded man holding something in his hoodie pocket that appeared to be a gun.

The cyclist dropped his bike and one of the assailants made off with it.

Sergeant Fortuin said no arrests had been made.

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