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Suspected muggers of tourist who died held

Italian police are holding two men suspected of trying to mug a Puerto Rican tourist in Naples who was knocked to the ground and died.
/ Source: The Associated Press

Italian police are holding two men suspected of trying to mug a Puerto Rican tourist in Naples who was knocked to the ground and died.

Police in the southern Italian city said Tuesday that they have identified two men and are holding them at the police offices. Officials refused further comment.

The victim, identified as 66-year-old Oscar Antonio Mendoza, was pushed to the ground by two muggers aboard a scooter after he resisted their attempt to grab his watch. The man had just arrived in Naples aboard a cruise ship on May 18, and was strolling with his wife near the port when he was attacked.

He died nine days after being hospitalized with severe head injuries.