Suspect caught robbing hiker at Leeukop


A suspected robber was arrested on Sunday after he allegedly robbed a hiker at Leeukop in the Table Mountain National Park.

Megan Taplin, the park’s spokeswoman, confirmed that all of the hiker’s stolen goods had been recovered.

The woman was robbed during her walk on Sunday.

With the help of a joint effort from SANParks rangers and the Cape Town Metropolitan Police, the suspect was tracked down.

“The suspect was immediately arrested and the victim filed a case with the police.”

Taplin expressed her gratitude to the rangers as well as the members of the Metropolitan Police who helped apprehend the suspect.

“Our teams will continue to keep a watchful eye and make sure visitors stay safe. Well done to all involved.”