DATE: 2017-03-15 20:00 Country Name: Colombia Location Detail: Isla Baru EVENT: Assault

 

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CSSN First Hand Report
CSSN First Hand Report

DATE: 2017-03-15 20:00
Country Name: Colombia
Location Detail: Isla Baru
EVENT: Assault
HAND: 1
Stolen Items: Safe, computer, jar of peanut butter
SECURED: Not Locked
DETAILS: A yacht arriving in Colombia from the San Blas islands of Panama, anchored on the south side of Baru and all crew except the captain took a car to Cartagena to complete their check-in. No other boats were nearby.

At 8 PM a dugout with outboard and 4 men came alongside and asked for a lighter. Then they quickly climbed on board, hit the captain with an oar and a gun and forced him inside the boat, where he was beaten with a machete and tied up.

They ransacked the boat and stole a computer, an entire (unopened) safe, and a jar of peanut butter, and were onboard for about 30 minutes. Injuries did not require hospital treatment, and reports were made to the police and coast guard.

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