Men charged with robbery of French tourists

 Western Bay of Plenty Police have charged two men in relation to the robbery of two French tourists in the Western Bay of Plenty on Saturday, 7 July near Papamoa.

The attackers headed towards Rotorua on State Highway 2 after they robbed the French duo of nearly all their possessions, including their passports.

Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Turner said that two men were interviewed following a series of search warrants in the Tauranga and Mount Maunganui area this morning.

A 26-year-old man from Ngaruawahia and 24-year-old man from Mount Maunganui will appear in the Tauranga District Court tomorrow charged with aggravated robbery.

As the matter is before the courts there will be no further Police comment.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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