3280 – 2024-04-10 – Saint Martin (France) – Lagoon – Attempted Theft


CSSN Report
CSSN First Hand Report

DATE: 2024-04-10 01:50
LOCATION: Saint Martin (France) – Lagoon
EVENT: Attempted Theft
STOLEN ITEMS: attempted theft of raised dinghy/outboard
SECURED: Not Locked
DETAILS: Cruisers anchored in the lagoon awoke at 0150HRS to sounds on their aft deck. A thief had boarded and was attempting to lower their raised and tied off dinghy/outboard. They began banging on the ceiling of their aft cabin and the thief aborted his efforts and jumped back in his dinghy and drifted a short way off while claiming he “needed gas”.

The cruisers used a spot light to light up the scene and began recording video. The thief had a second dinghy already in tow and departed the lagoon via the Sandy Ground bridge.  (see 3281) A report was made on the VHF net the next morning, where another cruiser confirmed their dinghy had been stolen overnight. A police report was made and the video provided to authorities.
ID: 3280