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Dominican Republic, Luperon: Unoccupied yacht burgled - November 2018

By CSSN — last modified Dec 12, 2018 11:48 AM

Published: 2018-11-11 00:00:00
Countries: Dominican Republic

As reported by CSSN

DATE: 2018-11-10 00:00
Country Name: Dominican Republic
Location Detail: Luperon
EVENT: Burglary
HAND: 1
Stolen Items: Honda generator, compressor with hose, water pump and many tools
SECURED: Locked

DETAILS:

Thieves broke into an unoccupied, but well locked yacht, thru a deck hatch, damaging the hatch. The minder/caretaker discovered the theft the next morning. A stolen dinghy had been used to transport the goods and it was recovered. A report was made to the police, coast guard, port captain, the Puerto Blanco Marina, the tourist office and on the VHF net.

CSSN NOTE:

In response to the recent increase in thefts and boat burglaries, on November 14, 2018, stakeholders in Luperon met and roles/jurisdictions were clarified, including correct crime reporting procedures. To enhance the security on the water the Navy comandante from Puerto Plata reinstated a patrol boat in Luperon bay with immediate effect. Initially, provisional equipment will be used, but a bigger patrol boat in association with a small patrol boat are expected. Locally, the Navy (call name: Richard) can be reached on VHF channel 68 24/7 in case of emergency. The National Police indicated that a 911-call will activate the patrols around the bay at all times.

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