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St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Bequia, Port Elizabeth: Night boarding and burglary whilst asleep - June 2013

By Jeff Dentel — last modified Jul 22, 2013 11:58 AM

Published: 2013-07-21 23:00:00

St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Bequia, Port Elizabeth: Night boarding and burglary whilst asleep - June 2013

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June 17, 2013 we were anchored in Bequia, Port Elizabeth - 200 yards from the dock for the Lauberge restaurant, near the the north shore. There were about 5 other boats with people on board anchored nearby.

Our first night there at around 04:00 we had a person board our boat while we were asleep. We were on a catamaran and had the windows open. They came in through the front center bridge windows. When ever we weren't on the boat everything was locked, but since 6 people were sleeping on board we opened up for ventilation.

They stole several electronic items including an iPad and a kindle book reader which were in the center bridge area, next to the salon table.

One person heard a sound and looked out of the port hole and saw a dinghy with a person just outside. He shined a light and they took off. He went up stairs and looked but didn't notice the 2 items missing until the morning.

 

We contacted the police, they came out to the boat and spent 2 hours writing a report. We tried to get a copy of the report before we left but they wouldn't provide us with a copy. They said we would need to email them and request a copy. We have emailed and called and still can't get the report for our insurance company.

Jeff Dentel

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