DATE: 2016-01-13 22:00
Country Name: Belize
Location Detail: Middle Long Cay
EVENT: Robbery, Sexual Assault
Stolen Items: Outboard motor, computers and hard drives, passport, cash, jewelry, food
DETAILS: An unidentified launch came along side at anchor while everyone aboard was asleep. Four men in 20-30 age range came aboard each armed with a pistol. One female guest was sexually assaulted, and later treated at the local hospital. Cash, camera, computers, food, drinks, jewelry, and an outboard motor were stolen. The launch left at high speed in a southwesterly direction. The entire event lasted about 45 minutes, and was reported to the Police, Coast Guard, Port Captain and marina.
CSSN UPDATE: Belize authorities recovered some of the items stolen from these victims, in an unrelated investigation. Two of the four men believed to be involved in the original incident of robbery/sexual assault have been charged, at least one arrested and currently in custody. The investigation is continuing, additional charges/arrests are expected, CSSN will update this record as information becomes available.
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