Belize, Middle Long Cay: Armed boarding, robbery & sexual assault – January 2016
This report from the Caribbean Safety & Security Net (CSSN).
Published 7 years ago, updated 4 years ago
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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
An unidentified launch came alongside at anchor while everyone aboard was asleep.
Four men in the 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.