England fans arrested for robbing Brazilian cab driver

England fans arrested for robbing Brazilian cab driver
A security official stands with a shotgun in the crowd after the Group D football match between Costa Rica and England at The Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte on June 24, 2014,during the 2014 FIFA World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO - Two England fans were arrested Wednesday for allegedly trying to rob a Brazilian taxi driver, in a twist on British tabloid warnings of rampant crime at the World Cup.

Military police in the southeastern city of Belo Horizonte, where England drew 0-0 with Costa Rica on Tuesday in the final match of their ill-fated World Cup campaign, say the pair refused to pay the fare for a cab ride in the city centre and then tried to take all the driver's money.

It comes after police arrested four people including a British man on drug-trafficking charges Tuesday in Belo Horizonte.

Police in the city have arrested more than 100 people since the World Cup began on June 12, including 50 foreigners - mostly accused of drug use, theft, illegal weapons possession, damaging public property and insulting police.

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