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Man stabbed to death near Kalk Bay

The elderly man was hiking along the Trappieskop trail when he was confronted by a robber.

FILE: The elderly man was hiking along the Trappieskop trail when he was confronted by robbers. Picture: sxc.hu.

CAPE TOWN - A man has been stabbed to death during a robbery on Wednesday.

Police spokesperson Andre Traut confirmed the 72-year-old man and a woman in her 40s were confronted by a robber at the Trappieskop hiking trail near Kalk Bay.

The woman escaped unharmed.

The robber managed to escape with several items.

No arrests have been made as yet.

Peninsula Ramblers hiking club member, Glenda Doller, described the incident as tragic.

"It is quite a wake-up call because this is a very popular route. This [the incident] has made us very worried."

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