I am so sorry to read what happened to you!! That just drives me crazy, really...where I come from, we do beat the hell out of people for stuff like that, in the US you probably endup being sued...sorry, really am..
In my country, it's the French boats that visit us, that rob stuff..the French are known all over Southern Europe for doing that..in my marina we all run and lock the boatstie the fenders
better and remove all no needed hardware from the deck, like spinaker blocks, etc...it's really frustrating..
Ince a French boat arrives we all start shouting among ourselves..HEY LOCK YOU BOAT, FRENCH ARRIVING!!!
Now I am not saying ALL French boats do that, but one in every 3 does that..they get fenders
, blocks, outboards, lines
I've had fenders
, blocks etc go, while we cruise in popular water they visit in Southern Europe...sad but true...
I know it's not nice to say, but, because of a few bad guys, all comunity pays for it...