Stolen: Avalanche Ewayz 2020

  • Date Occurred 12 Feb 2021
  • Location Cape Town, Western Cape
  • Incident type Bike jacking / mugging
  • Case number 112/2/2021
  • Police Station Claremont SAPS
  • Incident description

    16 year old cycling home from school, was accosted by two guys just outside Arderne Gardens entrance. Bike and phone stolen. Tracked phone to Wetton Road, chased the guy to entrance of Bonnytown informal settlement. Attempted to recover bike there but the guy pulled a knife and rode off.

  • Category Road Bike
  • Make Avalanche
  • Model Ewayz
  • Year 2020
  • Colour Black
  • More about the bike

    Black ebike

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Justinja

16 February 2021 - 10:33

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Pure Savage, Feb 16 2021 10:36

Wow this is hectic. 

 

Please take the 16 year old for trauma counselling. I was bike jacked 10 months ago and this morning a dodgy oke walked off the pavement and flight and fight kicked in and I sprinted off leaving my mates sitting there waiting for everyone else. 

 

It sits below the surface.

FootballingCyclist, Feb 16 2021 10:51

Stolen: Avalanche Ewayz 2020
When: 12 February 2021
Where: Cape Town, Western Cape
 

16 year old cycling home from school, was accosted by two guys just outside Arderne Gardens entrance. Bike and phone stolen. Tracked phone to Wetton Road, chased the guy to entrance of Bonnytown informal settlement. Attempted to recover bike there but the guy pulled a knife and rode off.



Get further details about the incident in the Stolen Bikes section

 

 

This area has become a hotspot now, a mate of mine was knocked off his bike about a month ago coming down Wetton bridge right before the football field, the 3 guys fled into the bushes on the left toward the informal settlement, mate picked up a half a brick and chased the guys, managed to hit 1 of them with a half a brick and managed to hold onto his bike then a few days later there was another incident reported at the same spot. Hope he gets his bike back.

sportsscientist, Feb 20 2021 10:20

Related: this morning two guys were on the M5 trying to jack cyclists in line with Bonnytown. One had a gun. They nearly got me.

cadenceblur, Feb 21 2021 10:36

Sickening. These informal settlements are a major contributor to these opportunistic attacks.

Bonus, Feb 21 2021 10:41

Related: this morning two guys were on the M5 trying to jack cyclists in line with Bonnytown. One had a gun. They nearly got me.

 

Close shave. Well done. 

Bonus, Feb 21 2021 10:49

Sickening. These informal settlements are a major contributor to these opportunistic attacks.

 

Extremely poor people, all living "off the grid" in terms of being legally identifiable and traceable and a police force that (with some exceptions of course) is "focused on other things" is never going to bode well for law abiding people.  :-(