TEAGUE BAY — Surveillance footage of a fishing boat being stolen from the St. Croix Yacht Club early this morning was posted to social media today.
“WANTED for boat theft from St Croix Yacht Club!!! Blue Chevy truck with rusty roof and no tags,” Vic Roberge said on Facebook today. “The boat belongs to Isabelle Picard.”
Surveillance pictures of the burglary in still frames were posted to Facebook this afternoon by Roberge.
The pictures indicate that the boat was stolen from the St. Croix Yacht Club parking lot about 4:48 a.m. today.
VIPD spokesman Toby Derima did not immediately return a request for comment about the incident.
Picard is a popular artist and mural painter on St. Croix.
Meanwhile, people on St. Croix had no shortage of opinions about the theft today.
“Oh no!! Someone know this truck,” Diane Petrushkevich said.
“Yacht Club must have insurance for that type of thing,” Doug Williams said.
Jennifer Larkum replied to Doug Williams: they better. It’s pretty bad someone drove right in and took her boat.”
Debra Stewart replied to: Doug Williams: “Unless they make you sign something that you have to carry your own for theft.”
“It’s not like he can go far. The island is not that big,” Brian P. Williams said.
Amber Hoover replied to Brian P. Williams: “It’s a boat.”
“Justice needed,” Minerva Chinnery-Holloway said.
“Sorry Isabelle.. what is wrong with people,” Diane Petrushkevich said.
“I thought yacht club had security ????…that sucks,” Lisa St. Croix said.
“Makes no sense!” Lynne Rusell said.
“Hopefully they got the plate number,” Diane Petrushkevich said.
“Boat was stolen from Salt River about four months ago. These thieves are brazen. There is also no consequence when they are caught,” Beth Kelly said.
“Guaranteed they took this boat straight to Puerto Rico…” Robyn Keeley said.
Diane Petrushkevich suggested that maybe the surveillance camera captured an image of the burglar’s face.
Debra Stewart replied to Brian P. Smith: “That truck can’t (be identified), but the boat can… hopefully the owners can report the theft with the Coast Guard and other ports and other islands boat registry nearby….”
“So sad Isabelle had this happen to her and her husband. Hope they get their boat back,” Carole Dastugue said.
“Time for a lock gate!” Gooch Toomey said.