A Capetonian warned fellow cyclists about potential bike jackings after falling victim to the crime yesterday.
He said criminals knew that activity was rife during the daily three-hour exercise window and that they were taking advantage thereof.
“Those who do go out riding their bikes, jogging or doing other exercise, please be aware,” he said in his statement on the Stay Wider of the Rider Facebook page.
“I was mugged by two guys at the cross section of Hout Bay Main Road and the entrance to Nelson Mandela Road, close to the bus stop. My bike and phone were stolen.
“Criminals obviously know this is prime physical activity time. They hide behind the trees and then pretend they are crossing the road when they see you and attack.
“They were wearing Covid-masks and were tall, thin and young. I have opened a case.”
He suggested using decent lights early in the morning so that riders had a better chance of spotting potentially dangerous situations.
“Also, if you are in that area, perhaps go the other way around and not past that entrance. Be vigilant.”