Romanians arrested for trying to rob tourist

Rome, Aug 12 (IANS/AKI) Police said on Friday they had arrested two Romanians accused of attempting to rob a female tourist in central Rome and of punching a passer-by who intervened.

The Romanians allegedly tried to snatch the tourist’s bag late on Thursday in Rome’s central via Nazionale shopping street near the central rail station.

They punched a passer-by on the face when he came to her aid. The man managed to flag down a passing patrol car and police detained the Romanians.

The suspects, 33-year-old SN and 21-year-old BP, face charges of assault and attempted robbery.

–IANS/AKI

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