Cape Town - Table Mountain National Park confirms that an attempted mugging incident took place on Sunday, 9 June 2019, near Kleinplaas Dam in Red Hill - Cape Point.
A male park user was making his way along the road to the Kleinplaas Dam parking when two young males clothed in black hoodies and denim jeans, approached him with knives and a suspected firearm.
The victim then dropped his belongings and ran away alerting his friends of the suspects.
By this time the suspects realised they were not alone they escaped into the direction of Ocean View.
As soon as the rangers were tipped off via a Whatsapp Group member at about 14:30, the rangers immediately responded taking them minutes to get to the scene. The first of three ranger teams arrived within 14 minutes of receiving the call and were followed up by two other teams in support of the incident from other sections.