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Charter costs at the centre of suspected armed robbery on yacht in Miami

25 July 2023 • Written by Katia Damborsky

The City of Miami Police Department has issued a police report citing "rental money" as the reason for a suspected armed robbery on board a yacht in Miami River on Sunday (23 July). 

Videos on social media show the yacht is likely the 30.7-metre Rodman motor yacht Nirvana. She was moored close to The Wharf, in downtown Miami, when the incident took place shortly before 9pm local time. 

A police report indicates that the vessel was chartering when a disagreement broke out between the vessel's captain and the guests on board. Allegedly, a guest on board threatened to "kill and [...] and throw [the captain and crew member] off the boat" if a refund was not issued. The same guest then removed a wallet and phone from the captain. 

Police were called to the scene and the report noted that although "two firearms were located on scene, no threats were made with the firearms."

No arrests were made "based on the totality of the circumstances and conflicting statements" and "all subjects involved were released and left the scene without incident".

Five people were named in the police report, excluding the boat's owner who was not present at the time. One of those named was Quavious Keyate Marshall, known professionally as Quavo, an American rapper and frontman of hip hop group Migos.

The investigation is now being handled by Miami Beach Police Department. 

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Rodman   30.78 m •  2005

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