US tourists assaulted and robbed on Table Mountain

US tourists assaulted and robbed on Table Mountain
US tourists assaulted and robbed on Table Mountain

Cape Town – Two US tourists were held up on the popular Platteklip Gorge hiking route at about 08:15 on Friday.

Merle Collins, regional spokeswoman for South African National Parks (SANParks), said a man dressed in hiking gear approached the two women, then took out a knife and robbed them.

“During the robbery (they) were pushed around,” she said.

Collins said the tourists reported the incident, and the mugger was arrested 30 minutes later.

“Rangers cordoned off the area and closed down all possible escape routes. The mugger was arrested… He was positively identified and all the stolen goods were found and returned to the owners,” she said.

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