Tobago police are investigating the robbery of a British couple in Plymouth on Wednesday. It is the second such incident to occur on the island in just four days.
Mark Petherick 66 and his wife Rosemary, 67, retirees, of Ducote Wells, United Kingdom. were at Arnos Vale beach, at around 4.30 pm when they were approached by a man brandishing what appeared to be a firearm, wrapped in a bandana.
He grabbed Rosemary by the neck and demanded their cell phones. The couple handed $101, US$60, a Canon camera and £106 sterling pounds to the assailant who escaped on foot.
The couple were guests at the Blue Waters Inn Hotel in Speyside but were exploring the western part of the island when they were attacked.
Sgt Wilson of the Old Grange CID is continuing enquiries.
This is the second attack on tourists in the Old Grange district in less than a week. Canadians Ian and Neena Mc Mullin were robbed and assaulted while sunbathing on Grafton Beach, Black Rock last Saturday. Two men were held for questioning but were eventually released.
Secretary for Tourism in the THA Nadine Stewart-Phillips condemned the attacks and urged residents to jealously guard the island’s safety and reputation.