updated 5/26/2008 11:19:26 AM ET 2008-05-26T15:19:26

Italian railway police say an American tourist was hit and killed by a train at a Rome station as he was walking on the tracks in a daze after being drugged and robbed.

Police official Giovanni Piccolantonio said Monday that 74-year-old Frank Phel from California died early Friday at the suburban Tiburtina station.

Piccolantonio said the Hungarian-born Phel and his wife drank drugged cappuccinos offered by a man who later robbed them and left them wandering around the station in a confused state. The official said Phel ended up on the tracks by accident. The robbery was filmed by security cameras at a nearby cafe.

The suspected robber was arrested Saturday.

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