Two suspects have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery that occurred on a hiking trail on the mountains above Kalk Bay, Western Cape police said on Wednesday…

Interventions by police in Muizenberg led to the arrest of the two men, aged 18 and 32, on February 11, following the release of two police identikits that had been compiled.

The arrests come following a series of violent robberies on hiking trails in the mountains above Muizenberg and Kalk Bay in recent weeks.

Nine hikers in the Silvermine Nature Reserve were assaulted and robbed by two robbers in mid-January. Five of the people sustained serious injuries, with one man having to undergo a four-hour operation following the knife attack.

In a separate incident at the end of January, a 56-year-old man was stabbed to death at in Echo Valley, above Kalk Bay, whilst out hiking with his wife.

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Western Cape Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula said he was pleased with the arrest of the two men who face charges of robbery with a weapon other than a firearm.

The suspects appeared in the Muizenberg Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday and remain in custody.

Author: ANA Newswire