UPDATED: DATE: 2017-09-01 04:00 Country Name: Grenada Location Detail: Grenada Prickly Bay EVENT: Theft

CSSN First Hand Report
CSSN First Hand Report

DATE: 2017-09-01 04:00
Country Name: Grenada
Location Detail: Grenada Prickly Bay
EVENT: Theft
HAND: 1
Stolen Items: generator, dinghy with outboard, other items
SECURED: Unlocked
DETAILS: Multiple breakins/thefts overnight from 4-6 occupied and unoccupied yachts. Minor altercation with thief, who escaped, when discovered by the onboard owners. Not known if police reports were made, details incomplete.

CSSN NOTE: We all depend on each other to make reports, if you were a victim, or have direct knowledge about these events please contact CSSN at safetyandsecuritynet@gmail.com

CSSN UPDATE: September 15, 2017. A first hand report has been received from one of the victims. The captain and crew of an occupied catamaran at anchor in Prickly Bay were awakened at 04:30 when a thief who had boarded lowered and disconnected the raised dinghy/outboard from its davits, it was not locked to the yacht. After much yelling other boats in the anchorage became aware of the situation and the thief attempted to escape in the stolen dinghy. He drifted away but could not get it to start. He removed and discarded the fuel line before paddling it back to the yacht to retrieve his yellow kayak to make another escape attempt. A scuffle ensued but the thief escaped in the kayak which had remained tied behind the yacht. The dinghy was recovered, minus the fuel line. A report was made the next day to police/coast guard. The coast guard were in possession of (and trying to locate the true owners) another dinghy and also a compressor, found tied behind another (unoccupied) yacht the same night. Later, other yachts were found to have evidence of attempted break-ins.

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