The popular crew member website, Crew Center, posted an interesting article today entitled "Masked Gunmen with AK47 Robed Jewelry Store while Costa Pacifica was in the Port."
The article explains that an armed robbery of a jewelry store occurred in the port city of Katakolon, Greece while the Costa Pacifica was docked in port.
At the time of the robbery, there were hundreds of cruise tourists who had come to shopping area from the Costa Pacifica.
Crew Center explains that shortly after 2:00 PM a silver Ford Galaxy appeared and four masked men with Kalashnikovs entered the jewelry store with automatic weapons.
After the armed men robed the store of all the jewelry, they smashed the shop and shot at in the air causing panic among the locals and tourists.
Police officials say that they found the car abandoned and completely destroyed. Witnesses say that perpetrators were Greeks and spoke fluent Greek.
There are no reports that anyone was physically injured.
Crew Center also posted a video of the incident.
Photo and video: Crew Center