Tourists robbed and stabbed at sea Print E-mail
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Thursday, 22 March 2012 00:00

According to the information we gathered, eight tourists, visiting the Placencia area, were robbed and stabbed while they anchored out at sea in the Pelican Beach area on the night of Sunday, March 18, 2012.

The group of tourists chartered a boat from a company in Placencia on Saturday, March 17, 2012; they are reported to have been planning a week long adventure out at sea for recreational activities such as snorkeling.

The sea adventure quickly turned into a nightmare for these tourists as four armed pirates boarded their boat and robbed the crew, stabbing two of the tourists and reportedly assaulting one of the females.

 Police have since confirmed the robbing and stabbing but have declined answering to the assault of the female victim.  Police have also refused to divulge any other information regarding the incident; they say once their investigation is complete they will release all known details.

We requested interviews from the victims but they have declined also; the resort where they are staying, until the investigation is complete, told us that the tourists are only accepting calls from friends and family.

Sources told us that one of the stabbing victims remains at a hospital recovering while all others remain at their resort.