12 Mar 2013

Public's help sought in attack on tourists

2:19 pm on 12 March 2013

Two Chinese tourists have been robbed of their money belt and cellphones in Hamilton.

The husband and wife werewalking in the Hamilton Gardens about 3pm on Monday when they were confronted by two men, police say.

One of the men used a knife to cut through the 60-year-old woman's shirt and a money belt worn around her waist, taking the belt and two cellphones.

Detective Sergeant Nigel Keall said one of the men is described as dark-skinned, and the other, who was shirtless during the attack, has a large tattoo on his back.

Mr Keall said the belt contained Australian and Chinese currencies and he is asking anyone who notices family members or friends with unexplained foreign cash to contact police.