DATE: 2022-11-27 19:10
LOCATION: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – Bequia – Princess Margaret Beach
STOLEN ITEMS: Electronics and watches
DETAILS: Transiting from Barbados, a yacht arrived in Bequia at 1600HRS and anchored and secured their monohull about 300meters offshore between South and Princess Margaret beach. The family went ashore to complete checkin formalities. When they returned just after dark at 1900HRS they found a kayak tied to the stern, which they removed as they stood off. Two (2) men emerged from the forward hatch, (which was the apparent point of ingress) ran down the side and jumped overboard. The owner retrieved some floating items (drone) from the water that had been tossed overboard during the escape. The owner boarded and conducted a thorough search of the yacht and the kayak and then boarded the family. In their haste to depart the thieves left behind their own personal belongings – including a phone, ID, and two (2) 6-8 inch knives . High value items that had been well hidden inside the boat were missing and not recovered.
A police report was made. The police visited the boat, collected the left behind articles but collected no other forensics. They indicated that the two men were known to them.
Currently, the owner is not aware of any formal charges being laid against the men, or if they are in custody. As updates from officials are received by the victims, CSSN will update this ALERT!.
CSSN NOTE: This is the 4th burglary in the last month in Bequia. We have received and published ALERTS! about the first (2914), but 2 reports remain outstanding. It is not known if the 4 incidents are related. If you are a victim please take 5 minutes and complete the quick, easy and private online incident report, and keep our cruising community well informed.
UPDATE: The victim has been contacted by local police and told the 2 individuals whose ID’s were left behind were taken into custody, but no charges have been filed, or official statements made by authorities. Some of the victims property has also been recovered, as well as other items (apparently) from previous victims.
If you are a victim, please make an online CSSN report and contact SVG-Bequia police 784-458-3211 to inquire about item recovery.