DATE: 2018-05-03 21:00 Country Name: Colombia Location Detail: Cartegena EVENT: Robbery

 

CSSN First Hand Report
CSSN First Hand Report

DATE: 2018-05-03 21:00
Country Name: Colombia
Location Detail: Cartegena
EVENT: Robbery
HAND: 1
Stolen Items: Cash, tablet, smartphones, camera, laptop, powerbanks, SUP paddleboard
SECURED: Locked
DETAILS: A yacht with 3 persons onboard arrived and anchored near the control tower at 8PM. About an hour later a small boat came alongside with 4 men armed with knives and machetes. They showed their weapons, boarded, and quickly tied up the 2 men, and sent the woman below to collect the yachts valuables (cash, smartphones, tablet ,laptop, chargers and camera). They appeared to be high, and asked for drugs (none provided). They took the SUP and departed after about 30 minutes. No one was injured.

After making a VHF call to the control tower to report the armed robbery, the crew upped anchor and moved close to the Club Nautico marina docks where there is a security patrol. A report was made the next day on the local VHF net.

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