DATE: 2022-03-05 21:30 LOCATION: Dominican Republic – Boca Chica EVENT: Burglary HAND: 1 STOLEN ITEMS: Cash, credit card, computer and speakers SECURED: Locked DETAILS: Owners discovered that their cruising yacht berthed at Marina Zar Par was burgled during the 8 weeks that they were away. Thieves stole cash, credit cards, a computer and speakers from the locked yacht. A report was made to the marina manager before the yacht departed. ID: 2789
DATE: 2021-12-15 01:00 LOCATION: Dominican Republic – Luperon EVENT: Burglary HAND: 1 STOLEN ITEMS: multiple items – ships battery, TV/game consol +++ SECURED: Locked DETAILS: The burglary of an unoccupied yacht on a mooring the anchorage was discovered by the absent owner’s friends. Details are not complete, but a police report was made on the owners behalf.
CSSN NOTE: Firsthand reports are the gold standard at CSSN, if you know the victim, encourage and support a firsthand report, facts matter!
UPDATE: March 1, 2022 Owner confirms prior details, hand updated to firsthand
DATE: 2021-09-17 03:00 LOCATION: Dominican Republic – Luperon EVENT: Theft HAND: 1 STOLEN ITEMS: 15 HP Yamaha outboard SECURED: Locked DETAILS: Overnight, thieves boarded an unoccupied yacht on a mooring near the marina dock. They used a hacksaw/blade to cleanly cut the padlock that locked the transom clamps to each other while the 15HP Yamaha was mounted on the stern pulpit. The lock remains were left in the cockpit, where a similar lock secured the cabin companionway. The fuel tank remained in the cockpit, and was not taken. A report was made to the police, port captain, marina and announced on the VHF net. ID: 2684
DATE: 2020-06-01 11:30 LOCATION: Dominican Republic – Luperon EVENT: Theft HAND: 1 STOLEN ITEMS: Cash, jewelry and a credit card SECURED: Not Locked DETAILS: During daylight hours between 10:15 and 11:30 AM an unlocked cruising catamaran on a private 2 yacht floating dock along the mangroves south of the Puerto Blanco marina was boarded and ransacked. The thief used a knife found on the yacht to defeat the locked safe and stole cash, jewelry and a credit card. Wet footprints were found throughout the yacht. A report was made to the police, port captain and coast guard as well as the tourism representative. The police visited the yacht and collected some forensics a few days later and currently have some suspects in custody.
CSSN NOTE: This is the 7th boarding/incident in this bay in the last 6 months. We will update this report as additional information about successful prosecution is provided by the victims. ID: 2501
DATE: 2020-03-16 20:00 LOCATION: Dominican Republic – Luperon EVENT: Burglary HAND: 1 STOLEN ITEMS: None SECURED: Locked DETAILS: A thief broke the companionway hasp to gain entry to a locked yacht in the bay between 7-9PM. An alarm was triggered and this apparently startled the thief and scared them away. Nothing was taken. A report was made to the (tourist) police. ID: 2468