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Tourists Robbed at Gunpoint on Rio’s Corcovado Trail

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Three men, armed with a pistol and two knives, robbed approximately forty tourists hiking the trail that connects Parque Lage and the Corcovado mountain in Zona Sul (South Zone) of Rio de Janeiro on Thursday morning.

"A man came at us with a knife and when we turned, behind us there was another, also with a knife. And he took our phone, wallet, cameras, everything," Swiss tourists identified only as Patrick told online news outlet G1.

According to local newspaper O Globo, the three men approached victims who were going . . .

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