Saint Lucia, Marigot Bay: Night buglary while owners ashore – December 2014

As reported by the Caribbean Security and Safety Net.

Published 9 years ago, updated 5 years ago

DATE: 2014-12-17 20:00

Country Name: St. Lucia

Location Detail: St Lucia Marigot

EVENT: Theft

Stolen Items: Thieves stole 600 € from two wallets in the cabins.

SECURED: Not Locked

DETAILS: Boat was locked, only one hatch in the front could not be securely locked. At least two people boarded the boat swimming while the crew was ashore for dinner. They got in through the unlocked hatch, closed it again, looked in all cabins and nearly all closets, took the towels from crew to dry themselves, took 600 € from two wallets, opened other hatches to flee. Did not take cameras and i-pad. Probably were disturbed by crew coming back.

Read on CSSN Website[Broken Link]

After 600 € had already been stolen from the boat on the evening before while the crew was ashore, the crew tried to lock as many hatches and doors as possible. Only two hatches on the deck of two cabins had been left open but secured with some ropes. At 3.00 am in the morning, footsteps were heard on the deck and some of the crew woke up and started to check the boat. One saw a man just stepping down from the catamaran into a little wooden boat with rows and started to shout loudly at him. Soon the whole crew awoke and two crew members went after the man and stopped him. The man said he was just a fisherman and jumped off the boat to flee in the jungle at the shore. Two crew members took the “Machete” from his boat and tried to take his boat away from him to show it to the police, but he went back in the water and grabbed his boat. He also tried to grab the “machete”, but it was already gone.

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