Panama, Linton Bay: Armed boarding and robbery – October 2018
Published 4 years ago
DATE: 2018-10-23 23:00
Country Name: Panama
Location Detail: Linton Bay
Stolen Items: Cash, wallets, credit cards, cell phones, cameras, laptops and I Pads
SECURED: Not Locked
A charter catamaran was boarded and robbed at gunpoint by 3 armed men, who arrived at the boat by panga at about 23:00 hrs. Stolen at gunpoint were cash, credit cards, phones, and personal electronics, etc. There were no injuries. The thieves departed in an easterly direction, toward Isla Grande.
CSSN NOTE: Details are not complete for this report, unfortunately. A similar incident apparently occurred a month earlier, as well as another on this same night, but neither were reported to CSSN with sufficient detail. Cruisers, the Linton Bay Marina staff, and the Aeronaval have now instituted nighttime patrols in the area.
There are even more incidents – one took place in Oct. 2018, on land, when an expat couple got robbed by four armed men in their house. luckily no injuries – the victims got locked up in their shed but could open it from inside…