Three cyclists were robbed at gunpoint of a bicycle in Hood Road, Belgravia on Saturday morning.

According to reports, four suspects pretending to be joggers assaulted one of the cyclists with a brick to the face.

Speaking to the Cape Times, 58-year-old Mahdi Kariem, said they were cycling along the road when they saw two of the suspects jogging. He said, “when we reached them, two others came out of the woods and started throwing bricks at us. Unfortunately, our friend was hit and my wife was held at gunpoint.

Kariem told reporters the suspects pointed the gun at him before one of them escaped on the bicycle and three others fled into the nearby informal settlement.

Earlier this year in August three suspects also attacked and robbed a 65-year-old cyclist of his bike at the Tokai Circle.

Pedal Power Association (PPA) chairperson Stephen Hayward reportedly said: “It’s tragic that these incidents happen and are on the increase. The only thing we can recommend is for people to use busy routes in numbers and spread out.”