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Trio in court after Swiss tourist stabbed and robbed in Butterworth

Feb 11, 2019
Trio in court after Swiss tourist stabbed and robbed in Butterworth

Butterworth police detectives arrested three men, aged 25, 28 and 34, over an alleged attack on a tourist.

"The trio was charged with robbery with a knife and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm," said police spokesperson,  Capt Jackson Manatha.

"It is alleged that a 51-year-old Switzerland tourist had a booked at a local hotel on Thursday.

"On the evening in question, at about 19h00, he decided to go and buy food at a local food outlet."

Swiss tourist assaulted and robbed

Capt Manatha said that while he was taking money from his car, the suspects stabbed him on his upper body.

"They robbed him of undisclosed amount of money. The bag of money had Euro and Swiss dollars."

He said that the suspects were traced and arrested on Saturday at Mzantsi Locality, Mission Village, Butterworth.

"All the foreign currency was recovered from the suspects."

The suspects were expected before the Butterworth Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Acting Butterworth Cluster Commander, Colonel Ncedo Ngwendze, praised the swift reaction of Butterworth Police detectives in arresting the suspects.

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