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Second tourist robbed under the Acropolis

A Japanese tourist spent two days slumbering under the Acropolis after consuming a drink apparently laced with sleeping pills, police said yesterday. Daisuke Kitamura, 44, told authorities he fell asleep on a street in the Plaka district after accepting a drink from a stranger early on Saturday. He woke up on Sunday afternoon and found he had been robbed of 200 euros, 20,000 yen (145 euros) and personal belongings, police said. It was the second incident in recent days involving an attack on tourists near the Acropolis. On Monday, a 38-year-old American tourist was stabbed while visiting the Acropolis by a man who tried to steal his camera. He was hospitalized with a non life-threatening cut. Two years ago, a man was arrested for robbing tourists – most of them Japanese – after offering them biscuits containing a drug that induced sleep. (AP)