The Department of Public Safety sought the public’s help yesterday regarding the whereabouts of Manuel Jones Villagomez, who is wanted for his alleged involvement in a robbery case.
DPS spokesman Travis Hurst said the Superior Court issued an arrest warrant against Villagomez on charges of robbery, conspiracy, and disturbing the peace.
Hurst said detectives and police officers from DPS Commonwealth Bureau of Investigation and the Commonwealth State Police have not been able to capture Villagomez pursuant to this arrest warrant.
Hurst said they are asking for the assistance of CNMI residents for information on the suspect’s whereabouts.
Anyone who has information should call DPS.
The DPS police spokesman did not release more details about the case.
Saipan Tribune learned that the incident was about a purse snatching case in Garapan last Dec. 3. The victims were tourists.
Villagomez was arrested early this week for domestic violence and appeared before Superior Court Associate Judge Teresa Kim-Tenorio. The defendant was released after posting bail.