Another robbery was reported in the Redhill area near Kleinplaas Dam on Sunday afternoon. Sketchy details have emerged about a group of boulderers who were held up by young men with knives and a firearm.
According to a tweet from Table Mountain Watch, the group managed to escape unharmed.
Young assailants. Knives and firearm. Noone hurt in the process.#kleinplaas
— Table Mountain Watch (@TableMntnWatch) June 9, 2019
Attempted attack today in Redhill area on group of boulderers by young men armed with knives & possibly firearm. Incident took place near Kleinplaas Dam, a known hotspot. Bouldering group managed to runaway. @CricketAndre@JacqMaraisPhoto @asher_ricky @CapeTownEtc
— Parkscape (@ParkscapeSA) June 9, 2019
Hikers have repeatedly been requested to avoid this area because it is a crime hotspot.
In February this year, a hiker was allegedly shot in the leg and robbed of his personal possessions while hiking through Kleinplaas Dam during the afternoon.
During the incident earlier this year, two hikers – a woman aged 64 and a man aged 51 – were hiking when two young men pointed a firearm at them, then robbed them of their cellphones, money, and backpacks. It is alleged that when the victims turned around to walk away, one of the suspects randomly fired a shot at the man which hit him in his left leg.
We will update this story as more information becomes available.