DATE: 2020-04-15 20:00 LOCATION: United States Virgin Islands (US) – St. Croix – Christiansted EVENT: Theft HAND: 1 STOLEN ITEMS: entire yacht SECURED: Locked DETAILS: A catamaran was stolen from its slip at Green Cay Marina, St. Croix. The owners discovered the yacht missing during a routine visit and alerted authorities.
The yacht was recovered later that night while underway by US Customs and Border Patrol and taken to the Customs dock in St. Thomas. The thief was taken into custody by the Virgin Islands Police Department.
On return to their yacht the owners found that to gain access to the locked yacht the thief had used a crowbar to smash the glass out of the (locked) sliding door. ID: 2482
DATE: 2020-03-16 05:00 LOCATION: Belize – Dangriga EVENT: Theft HAND: 1 STOLEN ITEMS: Backpack with laptop and sunglasses SECURED: Not Locked DETAILS: A yacht arrived in Dangriga about 0300HRs and anchored just outside the river, about 300 meters from shore. The crew did not lock the companionway and went to bed. The next morning they discovered they had been boarded, a thief had entered the yacht and stole a backpack (containing a laptop) and also a pair of sunglasses from the cockpit. Another laptop and cellphone sitting on the nav station were not taken. A police report was made the next day and the crew completed their checkout with officials. ID: 2481
DATE: 2020-01-08 23:00 LOCATION: Guatemala – Rio Dulce – San Filipe EVENT: Theft HAND: 1 STOLEN ITEMS: Dinghy/outboard SECURED: Not Locked DETAILS: Overnight an in-the-water and not locked dinghy/outboard was stolen. The owner found the cut painter. The next day the dinghy was found nearby close to the Castillo. It was missing the outboard, which had been locked to the dinghy. ID: 2437
DATE: 2020-03-16 17:00 LOCATION: Saint Martin (France) – Grand Case EVENT: Theft HAND: 1 STOLEN ITEMS: Stainless steel dinghy anchor SECURED: Not Locked DETAILS: Owners left the locked dinghy with 3-4 other dinghies at the dinghy dock at about 4PM, and deployed their stern anchor. When they returned an hour later they discovered the anchor rode had been cut and the stainless anchor stolen. ID: 2464
DATE: 2020-03-12 21:00 LOCATION: British Virgin Islands (UK) – Jost van Dyke – White Bay EVENT: Theft HAND: 1 STOLEN ITEMS: Cash, jewellery, cellphones and cameras SECURED: Not Locked DETAILS: While charter catamaran guests were ashore for the evening, a thief entered the locked yacht through a deck hatch which was left closed but not locked. Stolen items included cash, jewellery, 4 cellphones, cameras + backpacks. A police report was made, and the police visited the yacht and collected forensics from the scene. A second yacht had a similar experience in this bay the same night. ID: 2463