DATE: 2021-10-06 19:45
LOCATION: Martinique (France) – L’autre bord
STOLEN ITEMS: Outboard engine, Yamaha 2T 5cv with fuel tank
DETAILS: Owners chain locked their 5HP Yamaha dinghy outboard and fuel tank to the chain plate of a boat stranded on the beach at L’autre Bord anchorage, Martinique. Thieves broke the chain plate and stole the outboard and fuel tank between 1900-2000HRS.
Nearby yachts were notified, as well as the surrounding neighborhood. A police report was made the next day at La Trinité Police Station. The managers of the nearby maritime school were also informed. Two (2) hours later the outboard and fuel tank reappeared on the beach, next to the place where they had been stolen.