A British cruise passenger from the Celebrity Reflection was robbed ashore on July 28th while the ship was docked in Naples
An Italian newspaper Il Mattino reports that the robbery was committed by two brothers who targeted the British cruise ship passenger. The unidentified passenger was wearing a Rolex watch, worth around 12,000 euros, while she was walking in the center of the city.
The two men, Mirko Candida age 36 and Luciano age 24, were on a motor scooter at the time of the robbery.
The Italian police apprehended the brothers and the watch was returned to the tourist. The woman was injured and received medical treatment when she returned to the cruise ship.
This is not the first time that a cruise passenger wearing a Rolex while ashore in Naples was targeted to be robbed by thieves on a scooter.
In May of 2011, an American tourist from the Celebrity Solstice died in Naples after thieves assaulted him while trying to steal his Rolex.
Oscar Antonio Mendoza, age 66, and his wife cruised to Naples on the Celebrity Solstice. After they disembarked the cruise ship to tour the city, two men approached them on a scooter, grabbed Mr. Mendoza's arm and tried to take his Rolex.
Mr. Mendoza struggled with the men and was thrown to the ground, hitting his head. He was taken to the hospital where he was operated on; however, he did not regain consciousness and died nine days later.
As we have stated before on this blog, Naples is an interesting place to visit, but it has a reputation for pick pockets, purse snatchers, and drive-by-scooter robberies..
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