British backpacker robbed at gunpoint in Guatemala (video)

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The horrifying moment two backpackers were robbed at gunpoint has been caught on head cam.

Heidi Burton and her boyfriend Dan Landsborough, both 34, were riding their motorbike along a dirt road in Guatemala when they were set upon by masked bandits wielding a gun and a machete.

According to the Daily Mail, the men tore the rings from Heidi's fingers, used the machete to hack off a bag of money and an iPod and iPhone the pair had strapped to the motorbike.

Dan uploaded the footage, caught on his helmet cam, to YouTube. Along with the video, he wrote: "Robbed at gunpoint on the road between San Pedro La Laguna and Santiago Atitlan. Footage caught on head-cam of my British girlfriend and I (Canadian) being robbed on my motorcycle as we headed back to San Pedro La Laguna from Antigua on 10 April, 2014. The guy ahead of us ran out of the bushes and pointed a gun at us, the guy to the right had a machete.

"We have uploaded this video clip to serve as a warning to other travellers about taking this road. Robberies happen in Guatemala and this particular spot is apparently notorious... However, we don't want to in any way put people off from visiting San Pedro La Laguna or Guatemala in general as it's a beautiful place with generally warm and kind inhabitants. We have felt safe for the majority of our trip.

"The sound is cut part way through at the request of my girlfriend who was understandably distressed."

Heidi, an illustrator from Cambridge, had joined Dan on his motorbike trip from Canada to Argentina.

Dan added that the pair "weren't done robbing us" when he made his escape, and that they had been trying to steal his GPS when he took off.

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