Tobago, Buccoo Bay: Robbery at dinghy beach – August 2016

Two young men armed with machetes rob a group of adults.

Published 7 years ago, updated 4 years ago

As reported by the Caribbean Safety and Security Net[Broken Link]

DATE: 2016-08-21

Country Name: Trinidad/Tobago

Location Detail: Tobago Buccoo Bay

EVENT: Robbery

Stolen Items: Two mobile phones and cash


At approximately 9:45 PM four adult family members were returning from the weekly Sunday school dancing event when they were accosted by 2 young men (about 20 years old) with machetes as they were preparing to launch their beached dinghy which had been locked to a tree near the car park.

The men demanded cash and grabbed one of the bags that had been put into the dinghy. The captain grabbed a paddle and the group started yelling loudly and the men fled into the woods. The police were summoned by security at the festival location and a full report was made.

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