DATE: 2019-09-01 Country Name: Grenada Location Detail: Grenada St. George’s Outer Harbor EVENT: Theft HAND: 1 Stolen Items: Phone, backpack, wallet, cash, credit cards, passports, identity papers, headlamp SECURED: Not Locked DETAILS: A catamaran anchored surrounded by 50+ yachts in the area near Ross point was boarded overnight while owners slept onboard. One crew member was sleeping in the unlit cockpit, another in a cabin below. The boarder/thief entered through the fully open salon door.
The theft was discovered in the early morning Sunday when the crew member attempted to find the phone. Also missing was a backpack which contained miscellaneous items including a headlamp and wallet (cash, credit cards, passports, identity documents).
A complete police report was made the next morning (Monday) with the assistance of a friend/translator on a yacht anchored nearby in this popular anchorage off St. George’s. The police indicated that a forensics investigator would visit the yacht later that day, which did not happen. A passing Coast Guard boat (unaware of what had happened) was hailed down, and they explained that only the police could conduct the required onboard forensics investigation. No investigators communicated or arrived and the yacht departed.
DATE: 2019-09-02 19:00 Country Name: SVG Location Detail: Union Clifton Harbor EVENT: Burglary HAND: 2 Stolen Items: Cash+ SECURED: Locked DETAILS: Guests on a charter yacht that had taken a mooring in Clifton harbor returned from dinner ashore to find that the locked yacht had been broken into. Cash+ was stolen. A police report was made the next morning.
DATE: 2019-09-03 03:00 Country Name: Grenada Location Detail: Halifax Bay EVENT: Theft HAND: 2 Stolen Items: dinghy/outboard SECURED: Not Locked DETAILS: Charter crew found that the painter on the in-the-water and not locked dinghy/outboard had been cut, and the dinghy stolen overnight. It is not known if a police report was made.
DATE: 2019-08-31 02:00 Country Name: Grenada Location Detail: Grenada St. George’s Inner Harbour EVENT: Attempted theft HAND: 2 Stolen Items: nothing, not successful SECURED: Locked DETAILS: Overnight while owners slept on board their in-the-water and chain locked dinghy was tampered with. The electric outboard was locked to the dinghy, and had its main lead cable disconnected, but thieves could not remove or defeat the lock. No items of significant value had been left in the dinghy. It is not known if a police report was made.
DATE: 2019-08-13 20:00 Country Name: Grenada Location Detail: Grenada St. George’s Inner Harbour EVENT: Robbery HAND: 1 Stolen Items: Chart plotter, cash and cigarettes SECURED: Not Locked DETAILS: A cruiser was asleep in his bed at a private dock in the inner lagoon when he was awakened by an intruder holding a fishing knife with a 6 inch blade to his chest, advising him to be quiet/still while he communicated with an (unseen) accomplice who was in the main cabin. The cruiser complied, and the men departed a few minutes later. The victim went to the main cabin and found that the cables had been cut and the chart plotter removed, cash and cigarettes had also been taken. He went to the road and found a nearby policeman who then summoned CID, who arrived promptly. A report was made, forensics were taken and an investigation was begun. No arrests/charges have been made to date.