2897 – 2022-10-16 – Saint Lucia – Anse Canaries – Attempted Robbery


CSSN Report
CSSN First Hand Report

DATE: 2022-10-16 01:00
LOCATION: Saint Lucia – Anse Canaries
EVENT: Attempted Robbery
DETAILS: A cruising yacht with 2 persons onboard anchored for the night at Anse Canaries. No other cruising yachts were nearby. At 0100HRS they were awoken by noise and the captain went topsides and found 1 of 2 men on a kayak had boarded. The captain pushed the man into the water. The 2 men threatened the captain/crew by sharing their intention to return with a gun and kill them, and then departed.

The police were called, and the marine police arrived in less than 1 hour to take a report.

CSSN NOTE: An assault/armed robbery occurred in this anchorage in July 2022 as follows:

• DATE: 2022-07-08 20:00
LOCATION: Saint Lucia – Anse Canaries
EVENT: Robbery
STOLEN ITEMS: Cash and personal electronics – tablet, cell phone
SECURED: Does not apply
DETAILS: At about 2000HRS two men armed with hand guns boarded a catamaran that had stopped for safe harbor overnight in the north end of Canaries Bay, St. Lucia, while on passage from Martinique to St Vincent. They held the singlehanding owner/captain at gunpoint in the salon and demanded cash and electronics that were readily surrendered. A demand for the “big money” was made but there was no large stash to surrender. After about 45 minutes the 2 left with what was assumed to be a third man who had remained in their boat. There were no injuries to the captain or damage to the yacht. The yacht departed at first light, no police report was made.
ID: 2848

Also, there were  2 assaults in nearby Soufriere in August 2022 , (see 2876), and again in October 2022, (see 2894).

ID: 2897