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Belize, Middle Long Cay: Armed boarding, robbery & sexual assault - January 2016

By CSSN — last modified Jan 26, 2016 09:05 AM
This report from the Caribbean Safety & Security Net (CSSN).

Published: 2016-01-19 00:00:00
Topics: Piracy & Security Incident Reports 2016
Countries: Belize

See full report at https://www.safetyandsecuritynet.com/3415-2/

DATE: 2016-01-13 22:00
Country Name: Belize
Location Detail: Middle Long Cay
EVENT: Robbery, Sexual Assault
Stolen Items: Outboard motor, computers and hard drives, passport, cash, jewelry, food
SECURED: Locked

DETAILS:

An unidentified launch came along side at anchor while everyone aboard was asleep.

Four men in 20-30 age range came aboard each armed with a pistol.

One female guest was sexually assaulted, and later treated at the local hospital.

Cash, camera, computers, food, drinks, jewelry, and an outboard motor were stolen.

The launch left at high speed in a southwesterly direction.

The entire event lasted about 45 minutes, and was reported to the Police, Coast Guard, Port Captain and marina.

 

See Follow-Up Report published by the San Pedro Sun on 24 January, 2016.

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