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Attempted Robbery Ends in Stabbing

An attempted robbery at 8 am this morning on Rua João de Deus ended in the stabbing, causing serious injury to a 47-year-old.

According to local reports, the assailant approached the victim at 7:30 a.m, who refused to hand over his wallet, etc… However, it would appear that after the assailant became frustrated with his victim’s lack of money he stabbed him in the neck.

The Madeiran Volunteer Firefighters (BVM), were called to the scene and the man was immediately transported by ambulance to the Dr. Nélio Mendonça Hospital.

It is unknown whether the Public Security Police (PSP) attended the incident.

Samantha Gannon

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