Ukrainian tourist robbed and killed in Cape Town

Ukrainian tourist robbed and killed in Cape Town

A Ukrainian tourist has been robbed and killed in Cape Town, South Africa, according to the news website IOL.

"A Ukrainian tourist was stabbed to death for his backpack on a scenic Hout Bay trail on Saturday morning," the report reads.

It notes that Ivan Ivanov, 44, was attacked from the trail exit at East Fort on Chapman's Peak Drive. During a brief struggle with his three attackers he was stabbed a number of times in the chest and bled to death on the trail, according to sources on the scene.

The attackers fled towards Hout Bay with Ivanov's backpack. The one carrying the backpack was spotted by a civilian who alerted Hout Bay Community Police Forum (CPF).

Law enforcers arrested a 25-year-old suspect. He confessed to the police in robbery and knife wounds, and also told where to look for the body of the victim.

CPF members managed to apprehend the suspect and hand him into custody, where the 25-year-old allegedly confessed to the robbery and stabbing and told cops where they would find Ivanov's body.

Photo: IOL News

Let’s get started read our news at facebook messenger > > > Click here for subscribe

While citing and using any materials on the Internet, links to the website not lower than the first paragraph are mandatory. In addition, citing the translated materials of foreign media outlets is possible only if there is a link to the website and to the website of a foreign media outlet. Citing and using materials in offline media, mobile apps, Smart TV are allowed only with written permission from Ukrinform. News and publications marked as "Advertisement" and "PR" and articles in the section "Releases" include promoted content, and an advertiser is responsible for the content.

© 2015-2020 Ukrinform. All rights reserved.

Website design Studio Laconica

Extended searchHide extended search
By period: