This certainly isn’t the first time we’ve heard of an armed robbery on board in the Caribbean, but it’s the first time one for Tyrrel Bay has been reported to the Caribbean Security and Safety Net, so it’s worth noting.
Shortly after midnight on December 14, four masked men armed with at least one machete boarded a yacht anchored in Tyrrel Bay just after the crew returned from shore.
The boarders tied up the captain, beating him severely, and tied a plastic bag over the head of the woman. They then proceeded to ransack the boat, looking for money and threatening more bodily harm to both. Eventually, they left with a computer, a cell phone, and cash, taking the larger dinghy with outboard to shore, where they carefully clipped it to a mooring line.
The captain broke his bonds, rescued the woman and the two rowed over to a nearby boat in their small dinghy. The captain of that boat phoned the police, who came on scene promptly to investigate.
Just after daybreak, the larger dinghy was found on the beach, with a machete left inside. The police were again called and they came out a second time, retrieving the machete as evidence. The injured captain did not need hospitalization but visited a local doctor that morning.
Anyone visiting Tyrrel Bay is warned to use the utmost precautions until the perpetrators are caught.
Courtesy of www.noonsite.com.