This story continues to be up-to-date with new information Sunday mid-day in the Connected Press.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Ryan Lochte and three other American bathers were swindled at gunpoint early Sunday by thieves pretending to be police officials who stopped their taxi and required their cash and possessions, the U.S. Olympic Committee stated.
Sandusky told The Connected Press the burglars required cash and charge cards only, which no Olympic medals were lost.
Lochte and his teammates were coming back towards the athletes village by taxi after an evening out in the French Olympic team#8217;s hospitality house within the Rodrigo de Freitas area within the trendy south zone from the city. The outing was several hrs after Olympic swimming ended Saturday night in the Rio Games.
A week ago, a Brazilian security guard was fatally shot after going for a wrong are a harmful favela, or slum. Two Australian rowing coaches were assaulted and swindled by two assailants in Ipanema, and Portugal#8217;s education minister occured up at knifepoint on the busy street.
#8220;And so the guy drawn out his gun, he cocked it, place it to my brow and that he stated, #8216;Get lower,#8217; and that i put my hands up, I had been like #8216;whatever.#8217; He required our money, he required my wallet — he left my mobile phone, he left my credentials.#8221;
Within the latest security incident hitting the Rio de Janeiro Games, Lochte told NBC that among the burglars place a gun to his brow before you take his wallet. Nobody was hurt.