Carolien and Henk Peters (Photo: Henk Peters/Facebook) - Credit: Carolien and Henk Peters (Photo: Henk Peters/Facebook)
Thursday, 7 January 2016 - 08:21
Video shows Dutch couple violently robbed in Costa Rica hotel
Henk and Carolien Peters from Duijnhoven were attacked in their bed and breakfast in Costa Rica on Tuesday. Henk posted the footage of the attack, caught on surveillance camera, on Facebook in the hopes that it will help to identify the perpetrators. "Yesterday we were robbed by three people, they wanted to murder Carolien and stabbed her with a knife, hit her in the face and tried to strangle her with a gag in her mouth", Henk writes on Facebook. The couple managed their bed and breakfast in Costa Rica for 10 years. This means an end to their Costa Rica adventure for the couple. "Besides all the natural calamity and now attempted murder this is the end of Heliconia Island, Costa Rica. We will make arrangements today", Henk writes. "It probably means that we will get a huge financial blow here. But our lives are precious to us and we therefore decided to leave." https://www.facebook.com/henk.peters.12/videos/vb.100000497357323/1270473429645890/?type=2&theater Henk, 52, and Carolien, 47, are also known for their appearance on the popular television program "Ik vertrek", according to RTL Nieuws. This robbery comes only one day after the bodies of another Dutch couple, Sita and Hans Snelders, were found murdered on the hardwood plantation where they lived and worked in the central-American country.