Bikers attacked by man at the Hemel en Aarde trails in Hermanus

Bikers attacked by man at the Hemel en Aarde trails in Hermanus
Hermanus Hemel en Aarde trails attacker.

This picture shows the violent attacker who attacked bikers on Friday, 25th March at the Hemel en Aarde trails in Hermanus.

Posted by Matt Osborne on Facebook:

“On behalf of a friend, he and his family had the following experience at Hemel en Aarde Hermanus yesterday – At 2 pm this Friday, 25th March 2016, mountain bikers were attacked on the Hemel en Aarde single track in Hermanus 500 m from the start. A tall, 6ft man dressed in only a loin cloth jumped onto the path facing the riders holding up a stick/spear. The 2 cyclists in the front, a mother and teenage son, managed to turn and ride away with the attacker chasing behind. The 3rd approaching cyclist then also turned and the attacker proceeded to chase him. All three managed to escape. Soon following, two 20 year old students, ending their ride on the same section of single track, were intercepted by the same attacker and were mugged of a watch and cycling tools. The 10111 emergency police call centre expressed that they would not offer assistance. Three further cyclists who had been warned of the threat entered the single track with the intent of chasing the attacker off to protect further vulnerable riders returning on the track. The attacker again blocked the path of these cyclists and drew a long knife. One cyclist was hit on the head and helmet broken. He held up his bicycle in defense which was crushed by the attacker in the struggle. The attacker was pushed down the hill. The attacker then managed to escape climbing up out of the valley. A local cyclist who had been alerted of the attacks contacted the local police who arrived after the attacker had fled.”

CICA – Crime Intelligence & Community Awareness – South Africa:

“We were sent the pictures, we are not sure how they were captured, however we are presuming a helmet camera such as a GoPro or similar was used.” “Please circulate and share. Let’s make sure this armed and dangerous man is caught.”

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Hermanus Hemel en Aarde trails attacker.
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Hermanus Hemel en Aarde trails attacker.

Source: CICA

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