Two cruise passengers aboard the Carnival Victory were robbed during a port call in Antigua on Nov. 7, according to reports in the Antigua Sun.

The couple was leaving Long Bay Beach in late afternoon when a man demanded money and threatened to shoot them. The robber pursued the couple to their waiting taxi, where they were forced to hand over their wallets. The robber then escaped into the bushes.

The tourists and driver reported the incident to the police, and the thief was later apprehended.

The incident led to calls from the Antigua and Barbuda Cruise Tourism Association for more police security at beaches and attractions across the island to deter further robbery attempts aimed at tourists.

This past July, British honeymooners Ben and Catherine Mullany were murdered in their hillside cottage at Antigua's Cocos Hotel. Two men and three women have been charged in connection with the crime.

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