BRIT elite runner Tom Evans has been brutally mugged at knife point for his wedding ring and a £2,500 watch in South Africa.
The former British army captain, 31, had a knife held to his throat after two robbers ambushed him while out running alone on Table Mountain in Cape Town yesterday.
The former Welsh Guard’s captain was rugby tackled by two men close to the King’s Blockhouse on Devil’s Peak built in 1796 and though outnumbered fought back.
He managed to grab back his snatched mobile phone and sent the larger man packing but the smaller mugger pulled a machete and a kitchen knife from a backpack.
Elite athlete Tom – sponsored by Red Bull and Adidas – said: “Once the knife was at my throat they made it very clear they would kill me if I carried on fighting so I stopped.
“They got my iPhone 15 and then took my Garmin watch both worth about £2500 then went through my back pack pulling everything out asking how much things were worth.
“Then they spotted my wedding ring and said if I didn’t take…
Read the full article here