One or more individuals broke into the Carmel Cathedral in Susupe last Wednesday, May 25, and stole two of the church’s flat-screen televisions, according to a Department of Public Safety news release.
The statement said that DPS received a call on May 25, 2022, around 5:45am about a burglary and theft incident at the Mt. Carmel Cathedral.
At the scene, the caller told police that he had arrived with another individual to open the church earlier that morning and that’s when he noticed that a window had been left open but he did not think anything of it until the other individual mentioned that the TVs were missing. They then called for police assistance.
Upon further inspection, it was found that two flat-screen TVs had been removed from their mounts and missing. One of the TVs was later found outside the church already damaged. The second TV was not found and is considered missing.
DPS said this case is under further investigation. It would also like to remind the public to be diligent when purchasing or when being offered a flat-screen TV from any individual.
DPS encourages the public to call 911 anytime to report a crime or an emergency. If you wish to remain anonymous call the CNMI Crime Stoppers hotline at 234-7272. Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000 for any information leading to an arrest. (Saipan Tribune)