The cruising community in the Bocas del Toro region of Panama is in shock after a couple, who are reportedly in their 70s, was assaulted and robbed while aboard their boat, which was anchored in the "south anchorage" of the Bocas Marina. The attack began at about 0100 Sunday when the two assailants pulled up next to the couple's boat in a typical Panamanian cayuco wooden boat, boarded the sailboat, and tied up the victims at gunpoint. "They ransacked the boat and stole everything of value, including cameras, electronics, a computer, cash, and jewelry," reports Don Winner for Panama Guide. "The attack lasted at least two hours, during which time the victims were assaulted and brutalized. The anchorage is reported to be very busy with 20 boats. However only a couple of boats out of the hundred or so in the area responded when the victims were finally able to put out a call for help on the radio at 0330, after the assailants had left. The victims have filed a complaint with the National Police in Bocas del Toro and the woman was taken to the hospital."