New Zealand: Czech hiker’s car robbed and burnt

Posted on May 31, 2013 • Filed under: New Zealand, Tourist Robbed

According to a report from, a lone tourist’s car was burnt to a crisp at North Egmont on Wednesday night, leaving him with little more than the clothes on his back. Czech Republic native, Jiri Vasicek, 32, arrived on Wednesday hoping to explore the region’s pride and joy, Mt Taranaki. After a night at Maketawa Hut, Mr Vasicek returned to the North Egmont Visitor Centre to check the weather on the mountain. Those at the centre were waiting with news that his possessions had been stolen, and his car set on fire. Read article

Share This Story
  • Print
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Facebook
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Add to favorites
  • email