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Thirty-one Brazilian and foreign tourists visiting a tropical island off Brazil's northeast coast were robbed at gunpoint over the weekend by three men.The gang sequestered the group for 20 minutes in the restaurant where they were having lunch on the island of Itaparica, off shore from the city of Salvador de Bahia, a spokeswoman for the local tourist police said.
A GROUP of visiting tourists were harassed on Sunday.The tourists were some of the hundreds that arrived in the country onboard a tourist boat Statendam on Sunday.The group was taken on tour to the historical Bloody Ridge site south of the Henderson airfield but were intercepted on their return. The group encountered a roadblock.
HAMILTON — Three Canadians are at the centre of a police and government corruption scandal in Acapulco, Mexico, after several Canadian and American tourists said they were robbed by police.Geoff Walsh, 76, of Beamsville, Ont., a Montreal couple and an American man, said they were robbed at gunpoint by four police officers last Wednesday.
Three Dutch tourists were held at gunpoint and robbed by three men as they slept in their campervan near Akaroa, south of Christchurch, at the weekend.Detective Sergeant Ross Tarawhiti, of Hornby police, said the robbery happened about 2am on Sunday, about 15 minutes out of Akaroa.The offenders threw a beer bottle through the front passenger's window.