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Attempted bike jacking - Cape Town Jan Smuts drive


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Hi All there was an attempt to bikejack me last week 9 January 2014 and 18h50. I was commuting home and was travelling on jans smuts drive. the incident happened bt the viking way turn off onto jan smuts drive and where the old athlone cooling towers use to be. To be more exact once you fork onto jan smuts drive from viking way, Jan smust drive takes its first bend which is opposite the railway line as well as Langa cemetry which is in turn on the opposite side of the railway line.

 

It was 4 guys probably not older than 17 years old. They threw me with a hammer which hit my upper arm i was luckiy to escape as i noticed these guys about 100m before the time and could see that something did not look right because of the the way the guys were approaching running at me (1 upfront, 1 towards me and the other 2 lurking on the field behind). When i realised what was going to go down was real i crossed to the centre of the rd and thats when they threw the hammer, i then went right across the rd to the oncoming traffic by this time i was too far for the guy that was running upfront as well and they gave up.

 

Guys just be vigilant on that road of any guys lurking on that huge open field. I noticed alot of guys commuting from work and just cycling in that road. In addition there is road works on that road so anybody can be hiding behind that huge concrete pipes stacked along the road if you travelling in Old Mutuals direction. Be safe

 

I reported it to the Pinleands Police station so i hope my efforts were not all in vain and that they patrol more on that section.

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Hi All there was an attempt to bikejack me last week 9 January 2014 and 18h50. I was commuting home and was travelling on jans smuts drive. the incident happened bt the viking way turn off onto jan smuts drive and where the old athlone cooling towers use to be. To be more exact once you fork onto jan smuts drive from viking way, Jan smust drive takes its first bend which is opposite the railway line as well as Langa cemetry which is in turn on the opposite side of the railway line.

 

It was 4 guys probably not older than 17 years old. They threw me with a hammer which hit my upper arm i was luckiy to escape as i noticed these guys about 100m before the time and could see that something did not look right because of the the way the guys were approaching running at me (1 upfront, 1 towards me and the other 2 lurking on the field behind). When i realised what was going to go down was real i crossed to the centre of the rd and thats when they threw the hammer, i then went right across the rd to the oncoming traffic by this time i was too far for the guy that was running upfront as well and they gave up.

 

Guys just be vigilant on that road of any guys lurking on that huge open field. I noticed alot of guys commuting from work and just cycling in that road. In addition there is road works on that road so anybody can be hiding behind that huge concrete pipes stacked along the road if you travelling in Old Mutuals direction. Be safe

 

I reported it to the Pinleands Police station so i hope my efforts were not all in vain and that they patrol more on that section.

 

Glad you are okay!

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