A Canadian man has been killed while vacationing in Honduras in an apparent robbery.
Themy (Tim) Alexandre Vallée-Apostolakis, a 34-year-old who worked for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in British Columbia, was allegedly robbed and shot in the head by two men while he was outside a bar with some local women on the island of Roatan on Wednesday, according to Honduran media reports.
One of the suspects has since been arrested and police are searching for the second, local media said.
“On behalf of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, we would like to convey our sincerest condolences to Tim’s family. Our thoughts are with them in what we know must be a very difficult time,” Mélanie Carkner, a DFO spokeswoman, said in an e-mail.
While in Honduras, Mr. Vallée-Apostolakis watched a World Cup qualifying game in which Honduras quashed Canada’s soccer hopes in an 8-1 rout.
“I’m in Honduras watching my country getting nail solid by Honduras...I guess we should stick to hockey,” he wrote on his Facebook page on Tuesday.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade has a travel advisory warning Canadians to exercise a “high degree of caution in Honduras due to an increase in violent crime.”