Two men have been arrested for allegedly robbing two French hitchikers near Mt Maunganui.
The pair, a 26-year-old Ngaruawahia man, and 24-year-old Mt Maunganui man, have been charged with aggravated robbery.
They will appear in Tauranga District Court tomorrow.
Tauranga Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Turner said the men had been arrested following search warrants in Tauranga and Mt Maunganui.
Two French tourists were allegedly robbed and beaten after accepting a lift near Welcome Bay on July 7.
They suffered minor injuries and had passports, clothing and money stolen.
They have since continued on with their holiday.
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