According to The New Zealand Herald, three assailants will appear in Gisborne District Court over an armed hold-up of a Mexican tourist in Hawkes Bay.
The 30-year-old hitchhiking tourist lost all his possessions when he was robbed after being picked up on State Highway 2 at the Napier-Taupo Road turn-off by three men.
After he was robbed he was left on the side of the highway, police said.
COMMENT: Most crime victims usually learn a powerful lesson after they've been robbed, yet seemingly the Mexican tourist learned very little from being victimized, acknowledging that he will continue to "hitch-hike."
Police from Wairoa and Gisborne searched two Raupunga properties this morning and arrested three males aged 17, 19 and 22.
They have been charged with aggravated robbery and will appear in the Gisborne District Court.
Police also found the vehicle used in the robbery as well as some of the tourist's property.
Sergeant Mike O'Brien said there were still several items belonging to the tourist that had not been found.