PE cyclist attacked

bullet77's Photo bullet77 19 May 2017

A cyclist was attacked in Baakens Valley today. He is wounded but thankfully ok. His bike was stolen. Silver merlyn Works. Be safe out there.

 

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Gordon15's Photo Gordon15 19 May 2017

Sad to hear that these incidents are now taking place in PE as well, but glad to know that he's okay.

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cruzr's Photo cruzr 19 May 2017

Damn!!!. AlgoaFM reported that the cyclist is a Dr and was attacked with a screwdriver. Time for a mass ride to highlight this evil
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Eugene's Photo Eugene 19 May 2017

I used to ride there often and regularly saw women running or walking on their own. I always boasted about how safe it was
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gummibear's Photo gummibear 19 May 2017

Eish...hope it's not serious and heal fast.

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cruzr's Photo cruzr 19 May 2017

Where exactly did that happen Eugene/gummibear? The 1st comment here says Baakens Valley, AlgoaFM said Overbaakens
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Jimmy 2.0's Photo Jimmy 2.0 19 May 2017

Where exactly did that happen Eugene/gummibear? The 1st comment here says Baakens Valley, AlgoaFM said Overbaakens

behind Auroura care center
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fanievb's Photo fanievb 19 May 2017

Everywhere gangsters/tik goes the violence towards cyclists follows.
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Jacquers's Photo Jacquers 19 May 2017

https://algoafm.co.z...-port-elizabeth

 

Saw and spoke to the guy when I went for a ride this afternoon. He's ok, but his eye is black and swollen. 

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gummibear's Photo gummibear 19 May 2017

Everywhere gangsters/tik goes the violence towards cyclists follows.


People are getting desperate and unfortunately it's easier to rob a cyclist than most other crimes.

Folks need to be aware of their surroundings and not ride alone.
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milky4130's Photo milky4130 19 May 2017

Glad he is ok. I guess the pepperspray is not that effective or it probably just missed the target several times?
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King_Crispy's Photo King_Crispy 19 May 2017

Fukkem I say.
But when we fight back it's a problem?
Tired of this muddy cycle we're falling into
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V12man's Photo V12man 19 May 2017

There was an attack on the Spruit today too.

⚠ *Please be on the lookout* ❗

A suspect armed with a knife and possibly a gun was involved in 2 armed robberies in the Victory Park section of the spruit today (last incident 40 mins ago)

*The robber wore Grey tracksuits pants. DA t-shirt.*
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Armed with a knife and claimed to have a gun. He's on foot.

Suspect seems to have disappeared in spruit area & is possibly looking for further opportunities.

From Linden CPF
Edited by V12man, 19 May 2017 - 10:15 .
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CASSIE1975's Photo CASSIE1975 19 May 2017

Sad world we live in...heal up soon and be safe out there!

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gummibear's Photo gummibear 20 May 2017

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et another Port Elizabeth cyclist was attacked yesterday while riding alone along the Baakens Valley in the Walmer Downs area.

Port Elizabeth orthodontist Dirk Hoskin, 65, was out for a ride at about lunchtime when a man attacked him with a screwdriver.

“I was riding my bicycle near the Aurora Centre when I saw a movement in the bushes and saw a man with a screwdriver . . . it was about 30cm long,” Hoskin said.

“I tried to swerve but he tried to grab the bike and I fell. Fortunately the bicycle was between us so he couldn’t get to me. He was just shouting ‘cellphone, cellphone’.”

Hoskin said he had managed to get his hands on the pepper spray he carried with him and sprayed his attacker.

“I tried to keep the bike between us so he couldn’t get to me. I sprayed the whole bottle.”

Nevertheless, Hoskin said, the man had managed to grab the bicycle, kicking Hoskin in the face and leaving him with a cut and swollen eye, before riding off.

Hoskin considered chasing the man, but quickly changed his mind.

“I am 65 and he looked to be between 25 and 30. I wasn’t going to try hand-to-hand combat,” he said.

Hoskin said he had never been concerned about cycling in the area as many people frequented it, jogging or walking their dogs.

“It’s a wide-open space with no bushes, so we’ve never been worried,” he said.

Hoskin said that he had initially believed the attack was opportunistic but his wife convinced him otherwise. “She said: ‘ but it wasn’t opportunistic. He had the screwdriver and he had it out’,” he said.

Besides the swollen eye and being a little shaken up by the ordeal, Hoskin said he was fine.

“I got a fright but I am okay. I’ll be at work on Monday. I realised my life is not worth a bike and a cellphone.”

Police spokeswoman Colonel Priscilla Naidu said a case of robbery was under investigation after Hoskin reported the incident to the Walmer police station.

“Police officers went back to the scene and searched the bushes in the area, but to no avail,” Naidu said.

The incident follows a spate of cyclists being attacked in recent weeks along Victoria Drive.

In March top Ironman competitor Frederik van Lierde, from Belgium, and Port Elizabeth cyclist Leon Killian were assaulted.

Last month Ironman veteran from the Czech Republic Miroslav Vrastil suffered a fractured cheekbone and damaged eye socket when at least 10 men attacked him.

 

http://www.heraldliv...armed-attacker/

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King_Crispy's Photo King_Crispy 20 May 2017

There was an attack on the Spruit today too.

⚠ *Please be on the lookout* ❗

A suspect armed with a knife and possibly a gun was involved in 2 armed robberies in the Victory Park section of the spruit today (last incident 40 mins ago)

*The robber wore Grey tracksuits pants. DA t-shirt.*
Short.
Armed with a knife and claimed to have a gun. He's on foot.

Suspect seems to have disappeared in spruit area & is possibly looking for further opportunities.

From Linden CPF

Who can help me bury him?
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