More than $6000 donated on Givealittle for German tourists robbed in Auckland

Greta and Theo.
Greta and Theo. Photo credit: Givealittle.

A Givealittle page set up for two young tourists who were robbed in Auckland has raised more than $6000. 

Greta Philipp, 18, and Theo Goeken, 19, arrived in New Zealand from Germany on January 2. 

They had been in the country just four days when all their belongings were stolen from their rental car while it was parked at St Lukes Mall in Auckland. 

The two teenagers' backpacks were found in a nearby park, almost empty. 

Their clothing and cameras were gone but the couple was lucky to have kept their phones, wallets and passports on them, reports NZME.

Abby Ross, the creator of the Givealittle page, says the money will be paid out to the teens, and any remaining funds will be donated to help the Australian bushfire relief.

Comments on the page offer well-wishes to the teens.

"Not a great way to remember a once in a lifetime trip," wrote one woman.

"Please take home happy memories of our country not horrible ones. Not all Kiwis are morons. Safe, happy travels."

"Sorry for such a bad welcome," wrote another man.

"Kiwis are a lot better than this. Have a great visit!"