A San Diego, California, man says he was the victim of seagoing robbers as his sailboat was at anchor in Quepos.
The man is Bruce Stevens, who told his story to the Log newspaper in California, which specialized in boating news.
Stevens, his girlfriend and another man were on the boat “Two Amigos” watching a movie below deck, they told the newspaper. He also said he reported the crime, but that could not be verified over the weekend.
The robbers tied up the trio and sacked the boat.
Stevens may be the first U.S. citizen who was the victim of such a robbery, but Costa Rican fishermen on the Pacific have been plagued by such crimes.