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Bahamas: British Man Shot Dead After Armed Robbers Board His Sailboat - Update

By Tribune, The Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail — last modified May 13, 2015 08:52 AM
Additional details of this horrendous incident have been published by the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail.

Published: 2015-05-11 23:00:00
Topics: Piracy & Security Incident Reports 2015
Countries: Bahamas

Bahamas: British Man Shot Dead After Armed Robbers Board His Sailboat - Update

The victims and their boat tied up next to the dock at Stuart Cove’s centre. © Tribune / Daily Telegraph

Police are asking the public’s assistance for information that could help them solve the murder of a British man on his sailboat at Stuart Cove’s diving centre in western New Providence on Friday night (1st May 2015).

Gary Vanhoeck, 51, a dive instructor and employee at the diving centre was originally from Grimsby,U.K. and had been resident in the Bahamas for a number of years. He lived aboard the boat with his wife at the dive centre’s base.

Further details from the security camera footage show two men walking down the dock and tying up the marina security guard and two more masked men boarding the yacht. While Mrs Vanhoeck was down below asleep, they took the owner, Gary Vanhoeck, off the boat and demanded money. It is believed there was a struggle and he was shot twice in the head and died.

Kathryn Vanhoeck, on hearing gunshots, rushed up to the deck and was confronted by one of the armed robbers. She was able to escape and ran to a friend's house to call for help, unaware that her husband had been shot. It was only when she returned to the scene with a neighbour that police told her the tragic news that Mr Vanhoeck was dead.

Police are actively investigating this incident but at the current time have no leads that could identify the culprits, for whom an island-wide manhunt has been launched. This is the country’s 48th homicide this year.

Compiled from reports in The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail.

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