2 allegedly break into casino in robbery try


The Department of Public Safety dispatched a team of police officers to the Imperial Pacific International (CNMI) resort casino in Garapan last Friday following a report made by IPI’s security team of two men breaking into the building in an attempt to steal copper wires and construction materials.

DPS officers were all over the IPI casino resort last Friday in search of two men who were allegedly seen by security entering the building in search of copper wires and construction materials.

According to Patrick Arriola, acting DPS public information officer, armed police officers were dispatched to the scene. However, as of press time, Arriola said he could not release any further information.

At around 1:30pm Friday, police who responded to the burglary managed to capture and detain one of the two men.

Meanwhile, in an interview with IPI representatives, it was learned that the two men were seen entering the building by IPI security guards at around 9am.

They were allegedly trying to steal copper wires and reusable construction materials from the casino that has been stagnant for years. It was not immediately learned what made them suspect that the two were wire copper thieves, but an IPI representative had said that copper wires and construction materials have been stolen from the resort casino this past week. It was only last Friday that security guards witnessed the break in.

It was learned that the two individuals jumped the back fence of the casino.

Meanwhile, the man who was arrested last Friday is expected to appear before the Superior Court for a bail hearing and initial appearance hearing today.

This is a developing story. (Kimberly B. Esmores)

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