Arrests after robbery of French tourists
Tue, 17 Jul 2012 2:09p.m.
Police say they have made arrests following the robbery of two hitchhiking French tourists in the Bay of Plenty.
A 26-year-old man Ngaruawahia man and a 24-year-old Mt Maunganui man were arrested and charged with aggravated robbery following searches of houses in Tauranga and Mt Maunganui, police said today.
They will appear in the Tauranga District Court tomorrow.
The two French tourists were trying to hitch from Mt Maunganui to Rotorua earlier this month when they were picked up by two men in a car in a rough condition.
The two 21-year-olds were then driven behind an empty building where they were attacked and robbed of their money, passports, clothing and other possessions.
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