A New Zealander visiting Poland has been reportedly beaten
and robbed in a daylight attack that ended when he was dumped
across the country's border into Slovakia.
The incident happened on Sunday, about 1.30pm local time, in
the centre of Zakopane, in the south of Poland, radio station
RMF FM reported.
The man, identified only as 62-year-old Gordon, a director of
a school in Burma, was on his way to rental accommodation at
He was waiting for a bus when a car pulled up next to him and
offered him a ride, RMF FM reported.
Gordon got into the car because he thought it was a private
One man then grabbed him, while another beat him until he
lost consciousness, he told the radio station.
"I woke up ... somewhere in Slovakia, when [they] pushed me
out of the car."
Gordon was left with a bruised face and his wallet and other
items stolen. He was hospitalised and interviewed by police
before returning to Poland.
The tourist had planned to stay until mid-July, but was now
making plans to leave the country, the station said.
Gordon was not able to describe the vehicle or the offenders.
"I don't even know if they were Poles or Slovaks," he said.
"I don't know why it was so brutal."
He believed his attackers were annoyed he was not carrying
The case was being handled by Polish and Slovak police.