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Dominican Republic, Luperon: Break-in and Burglary

By Sue Richards last modified Jan 16, 2012 12:41 PM

Published: 2012-01-16 12:41:26
Topics: Piracy Reports 2011
Countries: Dominican Republic

Our sailboat was broken into December 17, 2011, between 1900 and 2300. We were anchored at the entrance of Love Canal in Luperon, Dominican Republic.

We were ashore at a Christmas party. There were alot of boats anchored nearby. No one heard the break-in. The companion way hatch was smashed and the navigation computer (a Toshiba laptop) was taken. The cockpit light was on and the boat was locked.

During the last three months there have been 4 other break-ins. S/V Illusions - a Yamaha outboard motor, S/V Another Way - a laptop computer, S/V Irish Whisper - electronics and S/V Mellow Moon - broken hatch but no entry gained, probably scared away. The S/V Mellow Moon incident took place New Years Eve.

We reported the incident to the commandante and the tourist police.

John & Carol Carbee
S/V Sweet Caroline