American, Russian tourists wounded in Panama resort town

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PANAMA CITY — Panamanian police say they have arrested two teenage boys for allegedly wounding an American and a Russian tourist in a botched robbery attempt.

Police spokesman Roberto Ballesteros says investigators believe the assailants mistook the tourists for employees of a construction firm delivering cash payments.

He identified the tourists as Mike Lowe, 66, and Olga Shidlovskaya, 56, who both live in Miami, Florida. They were hospitalized but there was no information on their condition.

Police announced the arrest of a 15-year-old and 17-year-old Tuesday. The shooting occurred Saturday in Playa Blanca on the Pacific coast.

The U.S. Embassy said it could not comment because of privacy reasons.