A pawnshop in Lower Dandan was burglarized over the weekend and a flat screen television set was stolen.
The burglary at Villaroyal Pawnshop was discovered between 6am to 7am yesterday by the pawnshop's accountant, Saipan Tribune learned.
A staff said the burglar or burglars managed to enter the establishment by cutting the padlock on the main door.
Once the padlock was cut, the suspect or suspects shattered a portion of the glass main door.
Once inside, the burglar or burglars took a 21-inch flat screen TV set worth $300 that was among the items on display in the shelf.
The suspect or suspects failed to enter the counter or office as the door is well secured, an employee said.
Police officers responded and conducted an investigation. As of press time, no one was arrested yet.
The pawnshop has no surveillance camera. The building where the establishment is located, however, has a surveillance camera, Saipan Tribune learned.
It was the first time that the Villaroyal Pawnshop Lower Dandan branch was burglarized.
Burglary cases have been increasing on Saipan in the past few years.