British national robbed in Goa

Panaji: A British national was Thursday robbed of lakh at knife-point outside a foreign exchange outlet near here, police said.

Police inspector Tushar Vernekar told IANS that the British citizen had just exchanged euros to rupees and was exiting the store in Mapusa, 10 km from here, when an unidentified person armed with a knife accosted him and snatched the bag containing the money from his hand.

Earlier this month, a Russian and a British tourist were robbed in two separate incidents in the north Goa beach belt.

Goa attracts over 2.6 million tourists annually.