DATE: 2019-08-20 10:00 LOCATION: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – St. Vincent – Ottley Hall EVENT: Burglary HAND: 1 STOLEN ITEMS: solar panels, tools, VHF radio, computer and iPad, foul weather gear, Traktor Kontrol ( disc jockey equipment) misc. SECURED: Locked DETAILS: A yacht was burgled between June 15-August 20, 2019 while stored on the hard at Ottley Hall. The thieves cut locks and ransacked/searched the boat. They stole exterior and stored solar panels, tools, VHF radio, a computer and iPad, foul weather gear, Traktor Kontrol ( disc jockey equipment) and other misc. items. They replaced the companionway door to conceal the theft.
The theft was discovered when the owner had a friend send exterior photos of the boat, and noticing an open hatch and missing deck solar panel asked the yard to investigate. The yard admitted other boats had been similarly affected. A new management team was in place in November when the owner returned to the yacht. ID: 2487
DATE: 2020-04-24 17:00 LOCATION: Grenada – Carriacou – Tyrrel Bay EVENT: Burglary HAND: 1 STOLEN ITEMS: 15HP Yamaha, handheld VHF, 2 winches, dive gear, safety gear, a new uninstalled battery, other items SECURED: Locked DETAILS: An unoccupied yacht on a mooring was burglarized between 16-24 March. The minder discovered the break-in, thieves cut several locks on lazarettes and the companionway. Tools were used to remove 2 winches in the cockpit, also stolen were 15HP Yamaha, handheld VHF, dive gear, safety gear, a new uninstalled lithium battery still in its box, other items. The minder made a police report. ID: 2486
DATE: 2020-03-16 20:00 LOCATION: Dominican Republic – Luperon EVENT: Burglary HAND: 1 STOLEN ITEMS: None SECURED: Locked DETAILS: A thief broke the companionway hasp to gain entry to a locked yacht in the bay between 7-9PM. An alarm was triggered and this apparently startled the thief and scared them away. Nothing was taken. A report was made to the (tourist) police. ID: 2468
DATE: 2020-03-16 22:00 LOCATION: Dominican Republic – Luperon EVENT: Burglary HAND: 1 STOLEN ITEMS: Cash and jewelry SECURED: Locked DETAILS: A yacht on a mooring in the bay was burglarized between 6-10PM while the crew was ashore. The thief broke into the boat via the companionway door. Cash and jewellery were stolen. Reports were made to all authorities – The Navy/commandante, the police and the tourist police. No forensics were conducted.
CSSN NOTE: This is the 6th report of boarding/break-in from Luperon bay in 2020. Cruisers and the Navy have begun nighttime patrols. ID: 2466
DATE: 2020-02-22 01:00 LOCATION: Panama – Bocas del Toro EVENT: Burglary HAND: 2 STOLEN ITEMS: Kite boards from inside locked yacht SECURED: Locked DETAILS: Overnight an unoccupied but locked yacht in Saigon Bay was burglarized. The thief broke in through a hatch and stole kite boards. An unsuccessful attempt was also made on a second unoccupied yacht in this bay. It is not known if a police report was made.
CSSN NOTE: If you are the owner/victim please complete an easy CSSN online report. ID: 2457