I am embarrassed to admit, I let my guard down and was being a stupid tourist.I let the warmth of the Jamacian people and probably some Jamacian Rum give me a false sense of security. Certainley get out with the locals, just think before you go.
We were buying souveniers on the beach between Club Riu Negril and Riu tropical. Very cool local area where you can get a Lobster, beer and real Jamacian food right on the beach. Not a resturant, just outdoor cooking. Walking back to Club Riu, we needed to walk in a pretty desolate treeline along the water. Asking where the money machine was and coming back with cash was a dumb move. Also the fact that our wives were wearing jewelry was a temptation to dishonest person. We opted to walk in the water all the way back. There was a gentleman walking in the treeline paralleling us the entire way. Maybe nothing, but it got our attention.