15 January 2013
A broadcast journalist was robbed by two men,
one of which was wielding a knife as she was cycling over the weekend.
Paula Chowles’ ordeal occurred on a cycling
lane between the City and Blouwberg with a friend.
The thugs managed to get away with her
backpack containing belongings including her wallet, cell phone and keys.
Her friend managed to get away.
Mayoral Committee Member for Transport,
Roads and Rainwater Brett Herron said that three of four similar incidents have
regrettably been reported in the past year.
“It seems that our cycling lanes are not
immune from criminal opportunism, and we have to ask our citizens to be
vigilant when using our cycle lane as they would be anywhere else in the city”
Herron also said that the transport
development has asked the law enforcement to increase their presence around
those lanes and are also looking to install CCTV cameras to monitor what is
happening on the lanes to increase the safety of the lanes to users.
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