Dutch tourist stabbed in Port Elizabeth

A 51-year-old Dutch tourist was stabbed in a Port Elizabeth robbery, The Herald Online reported on Thursday.

"She was walking along the top of the road when all of a sudden, she said, a guy with a beanie appeared from nowhere," said police spokesperson Captain Sandra Janse van Rensburg.

The man pulled out a knife and stabbed tourist Maria Blits in the arm, after which she gave him her handbag. He ran off.

The incident happened while she was walking to Humewood after shopping at Humerail.

A passing motorist took her to hospital where she will have to undergo surgery to the upper arm.

Blits was in Port Elizabeth to visit her daughter, Melke, who is an exchange student from the Netherlands.

- Sapa

Report ID: 338
Crime Category: Robbery
Province: Eastern Cape
Suburb: Humerail
Address: Humewood
Crime Date/Time: 20 May 2010, 00:05 AM
Reported By: Report A Crime
Reported Date: 20 May 2010, 10:05 AM
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