Taxi-travelling thieves rob three journalists

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Mikael Blond of the Danish football magazine Tipsbladet and two other journalists were walking to their hotel in the Accra suburb of Tantra Hills on Wednesday night after having supper at a nearby hotel when the attack took place.

“Suddenly a taxi stopped and five men jumped out and started screaming at us and told us to give them our phones and money. They also started hitting us,” said Blond.

He said that the muggers took two cellular phones, a wallet with cash and credit cards, as well as a camera before jumping back in the car and leaving.

“Luckily, we suffered no injuries, just some bruising, a fat lip and a few scratches,” Blond said.

The attack has been reported to the police and the tournament organisers.