Pair charged for tourist robbery

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Two 17 year old Nelson youths have been charged with the aggravated robbery of a 20 year old tourist from the United Kingdom.

The robbery happened around 7.30pm on April 2 when the victim, a male hitchhiker, was confronted on Haven Road.

The offenders threatened the tourist with a knife and demanded money which was handed over.

Police were contacted and managed to locate the offender in his vehicle.

The youths are being held in custody and will appear in the Nelson District Court tomorrow.