DATE: 2017-05-28 09:00 Country Name: Belize Location Detail: Placencia EVENT: Theft HAND: 1 Stolen Items: Dinghy and Outboard SECURED: Locked DETAILS: A dinghy with outboard was cable locked to a private dock while owner was ashore for dinner. The outboard was locked to the dinghy, and both were stolen between 7-9PM. A police report was made.
DATE: 2016-03-23 Country Name: Belize Location Detail: Hatchet Caye EVENT: Theft Stolen Items: dinghy/outboard SECURED: Not Locked DETAILS: The yacht’s dinghy/outboard was tied to the transom overnight, as the weather was too rough to secure it on the davits. The theft occurred between 2am and 5am, the line was cleanly cut leaving a 5 foot length attached to the cleat. Reported to the marina and the Sunsail charter base in Placencia.
DATE: 2016-03-23 Country Name: Belize Location Detail: Placencia harbor EVENT: Attempted theft Stolen Items: SECURED: Locked DETAILS: Three men in a dinghy attempted to take our dinghy at around 2:00 AM. They cut the two lines that secured our dinghy to our boat. They must not have seen the cable and lock which made their attempt unsuccessful.
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 SECURED: Locked DETAILS: An unidentified launch came along side at anchor while everyone aboard was asleep. Four men in 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.
CSSN UPDATE: Belize authorities recovered some of the items stolen from these victims, in an unrelated investigation. Two of the four men believed to be involved in the original incident of robbery/sexual assault have been charged, at least one arrested and currently in custody. The investigation is continuing, additional charges/arrests are expected, CSSN will update this record as information becomes available.