2 women robbed in Garapan


Two women on board a car were robbed by an unidentified man behind Sunshine Café on Ginger Avenue in Garapan last July 17, according to NMI Crime Stoppers coordinator Jacqueline Rae yesterday.

Rae said Department of Public Safety police officers responded to the reported robbery incident last July 17 at 10:35pm.

The victims are two women, ages 27 and 32. Taken from them was a purple handbag containing a cell phone and $300 in cash, said Rae, who is also the DPS spokesperson.

The victims told police that while they were driving a car northbound on Ginger Avenue, several vehicles were parked along the side of the road. The two were forced to stop their car to allow another vehicle travelling on the opposite direction to pass.

Instead of passing, a man exited the passenger side of the car and knocked on the driver side window of the victims’ vehicle. The man asked the driver to roll the window down, but she refused. When the man insisted, the victim rolled the window down. He then reached in the back window and unlocked the door and grabbed a bag.

The female passenger proceeded to the back seat and tried to stop the suspect. He then grabbed the bag from the front passenger seat. The passenger and the suspect continued to struggle over the bag.

The suspect eventually managed to get the bag, returned to his car and drove away.

Fearful, the driver-victim stepped on the gas and sped off, hitting a parked car.

Rae said the victims could not give a detailed description of the get-away car and the robber.

Rae asked the public if they have information about the suspect or the incident to call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 234-7272.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at ferdie_delatorre@Saipantribune.com

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