From the folks at Noonsite – http://www.noonsite.com/ – a brief article about theft from vessels in East Malaysia/Borneo.
My reason for sharing this? To reinforce the concept of always taking care of your belongings. Most people that had items stolen had not locked their vessels hatches/doors. Also, they vessels were part of a large group, which may have lent an air of security to the participants.
A quote – “The lesson being that security is a major concern when cruising these waters and the thieves are quite bold in the way in which they operate.”
Theft/thievery and other criminal acts will only increase as the economy worsens globally. It is not just a regional (Caribbean, S. Florida) issue – there are bad people everywhere, and it is up to you to prevent/deter the thieves.