Lisbon – Italian tourist lured to remote site and robbed

On 30th January at around 0100 hrs in the morning, an Italian tourist in Bairro Alto, Lisbon, was lured into a trap by a man he met (an alleged homosexual entrapment) who drove him to a secluded location where an armed group threatened and robbed the victim.

According to a complaint made to the PSP, the Italian tourist met a man who was drinking at a bar in Bairro Alto. After socializing the man invited him to go by car to a quieter location. However the trip ended in a remote area. Waiting for the victim were several men – one of them armed with a gun and forced the Italian to hand over all the money he was carrying about 400 euros.

Afterwards the group left the tourist in central Lisbon and fled. The victim managed to take a taxi which transported him to the PSP Tourism Police Post in the area Restauradores, in the city center. The tourist reported the incident to the PSP, but could not explain where he was taken by the armed group, nor identify any of those involved in the theft. The victim reported to police that was not beaten, but was subject to death threats by the group.

The Judicial Police Lisbon was called and is investigating the complaint.


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