A hitchhiking tourist has been robbed at gun point in
northern Hawke's Bay, losing all his possessions, police say.
The 30-year-old Mexican national was robbed this afternoon
after being picked up on State Highway 2 at the Napier-Taupo
Rd turn-off by three men in a ute.
‘‘At around 2.30pm the driver pulled the car over at the top
of the Mohaka Hill near Raupunga and the tourist was ordered
out of the car at gunpoint," police said.
All his possessions, including a cellphone and camera, were
taken. The car also drove off and left him on the side of the
highway, police said.
While the man was badly shaken, he was unhurt. Police were
alerted to the incident when another motorist picked up the
man on the side of the road, about 10 minutes after the
Police are looking for the offenders, who they believe live