A 23-year-old man is scheduled to appear in court, on Wednesday 24 January 2024, after he allegedly robbed and attempted to rape a woman at Lion’s Head, at the weekend.
It’s understood the woman had gone for a hike, on Sunday, when she was accosted by the suspect. Swift action by authorities led to the man’s apprehension.
𝐒𝐮𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐡𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐭 𝐋𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐫𝐨𝐛𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭.
Table Mountain National Park Rangers apprehended a suspect linked to a robbery incident at Lions Head on Sunday, 21 January 2024.
— SANParks TMNP (@TableMountainNP) January 22, 2024
He’s due to appear in the Cape Town Magistrates’ Court.
Just last month – rangers from the South African National Parks, the City of Cape Town‘s Tourism Unit and other officials arrested a suspect in the same vicinity, after he was found in possession of a firearm. According to SANParks at the time, once the suspect was detained, a knife was also found in his possession, as well as a realistic-looking imitation firearm.