This was posted on another forum/social media. Just want to give everyone a "heads up" reminder that you should always be cautious with your belongings...no matter where you are:
Be aware of your surroundings !!!
I am very sad to write this but after 27 years of great times we went to Saprano's bar on Sunday night 4/12. While listening to the piano player at the bar two men came in a made a distraction as another grabbed my wife's purse. The purse was recovered outside the bar less the 1500.00 in cash she had in it. The purse was given to the manager who drove it down to the Oranjestad police station. When I was told by the manager that it was recovered with all of our credit cards and licenses and it was at the police station, I went directly there. I was met by two k9 officers that stated that they would get the bag for me. After two hours it was explained to me by a lt Johnny henrequs that the bag was missing and to speak to a detective in the morning. After many calls to mr. henrequs ( many unanswered) I met with detective Mitch wikken from the noord police station. It was explained to me that the bag was stolen by the officer that was working the desk when it was turned in. To make a week long story short, in the end nothing was done about it and the telephone calls were never returned. I truly felt like I was in Mexico not Aruba. Please don't let this happen to you. Yes I was very upset with my wife that she had so much cash with her and every card. It is our 30 something time to the island but we arrived Sunday and met some friends getting errands done and then ended up at Sapranos. We really had not even settled in yet. It was a lesson learned.