DATE: 2019-02-16 02:00 Country Name: St. Lucia Location Detail: Rodney Bay Gros Islet EVENT: Theft HAND: 1 Stolen Items: 10′ west marine tender with 9.9 HP Mercury outboard SECURED: Locked DETAILS: A yacht anchored off Gros Islet had its new in-the-water and cable locked dinghy/outboard stolen overnight. A police report was made by phone, and the victims were promised an onboard investigation, but it did not happen. The victims flagged down a passing marine police boat, who also seemed disinterested.
DATE: 2019-02-01 14:00 Country Name: St. Lucia Location Detail: Vieux Fort EVENT: Burglary HAND: 2 Stolen Items: computers and valuables SECURED: Locked DETAILS: A yacht anchored at about 2PM and everyone went ashore to collect guests at the airport. They returned about 2 hours later to find their locked monohull had been boarded and broken into, and computers and other valuables had been stolen.
DATE: 2019-02-02 01:00 Country Name: St. Lucia Location Detail: Rodney Bay Reduit Beach EVENT: Attempted theft HAND: 1 Stolen Items: None SECURED: Locked DETAILS: Overnight, and in-the-water and cable locked dinghy anchored off Reduit Beach had its painter cleanly cut. Owner was onboard all night, and did not hear anything unusual. The theft was not successful. A police report was made.
DATE: 2019-01-31 02:00 Country Name: St. Lucia Location Detail: Rodney Bay Gros Islet EVENT: Theft HAND: 2 Stolen Items: dinghy/ 25 HP outboard SECURED: Unknown DETAILS: Overnight, and in-the-water dinghy/25HP outboard were stolen from a yacht anchored off Gros Islet. No further details are available. CSSN NOTE: If you are the victim, or know them, please encourage a complete online report !
DATE: 2018-12-16 17:00 Country Name: St. Lucia Location Detail: Marigot EVENT: Theft HAND: 1 Stolen Items: Cash, credit cards, 3 iPhones, iPad, handbag and 6 bottles of rum SECURED: Not Locked DETAILS: A monohull anchored in an area north of the Marigot Bay harbor and south of Castries. No other yachts were nearby.
All 3 onboard went for a snorkel nearby (about 30 meters away) and did not lock the boat. A local transport boat was waiting to unload and anchored about 100 meters away and witnessed the boarding and theft that occurred during the 30-40 minutes the crew was snorkeling. One swimmer kept a watch while 3 others boarded and ransacked the yacht, stealing cash, credit cards, iPhones, iPad, a purse and rum, leaving behind wet footprints that the victims discovered on their return.
The witnesses on the nearby boat assisted the victims in making contact with the police. The victims made their first report at the local police station and were told to collect it at a different station. Two days later at the second station, the report seemed to have been “misplaced” when they went to collect it, and they were told to return the next day. They returned, but the report could still not be found, so a new report was completed.
The victims indicate that the police seemed disinterested, and they failed to collect any meaningful information (a good description of one of the thieves was available, but not recorded). The subsequent investigation onboard included only photos of areas irrelevant to the theft, and no forensic/fingerprint analysis.