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Norwegian robbed in Manila

A Norwegian tourist was robbed by three knife-wielding men while on his way to a hotel in Ermita, Manila, Saturday night.

Police identified the victim as Paul Austad, 55, temporarily stay­ing at the Garden Hotel on Mabini St. in Ermita, Manila.

Initial investigation revealed that the victim was walking back to the hotel on Cruz Herrera St. at around 11:30 p.m. Saturday when the suspects appeared.

One of the suspects poked a knife at the victim’s neck and declared the holdup while others served as lookouts.

The suspects immediately took all the victim’s belongings, includ­ing a R90,000 Rado watch and R6,500 worth of cash; and imme­diately fled. (Hans Amancio)