i HAVE POSTED THIS ON THE P&O thread but will put here too, to warn Caribbean visitors;
in newspaper today:
CABBIE Steve Storton was shot through the chest by a Rolex robber on a Caribbean island – and was back on his cruise ship less than five hours later.
Steve, 53, was gunned down after docking on Venezuela’s paradise island of Margarita aboard P&O’s flagship Oceana.
He was buying a cold drink as wife Susan popped into a shop when the mugger thrust a pistol in his chest and demanded his cherished £10,000 watch.
Steve ignored him, turned away – and was shot.
As he collapsed with blood pouring from his wound, the gunman fired two more bullets which narrowly missed him.
The attacker then pistol-whipped Steve around the head before grabbing the 18-carat gold watch.
Horror-struck Susan, 57, ran out to find her hubby lying in a pool of blood and gave him first aid.
Amazingly, the bullet had missed Steve’s heart by millimetres and passed straight through his body with only minor damage.
He was able to point out the gunman and an accomplice, trapped in their get-away car in a traffic jam.
A shoot-out followed which left one cop dead and another critically injured, but the bandits were caught.
Steve was rushed to hospital, where docs put him in a wheelchair and x-rayed him three times before discharging him two hours later with just PAINKILLERS.
The dad of three then returned to the Oceana, whose captain had delayed sailing until his return.
And although he refused to leave the ship for the remaining five days of his £2,200, 14-day cruise, he took regular deck walks and ate in the restaurants.