On Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at about 8:57am, the CNMI Department of Public Safety received a call reporting a theft incident from the Villaroyal Pawnshop in San Jose, Saipan. Police were dispatched to the area.
At about 9:03am, police arrived at the pawnshop and met with a female individual who stated that she was the caller. Police met with the victim and her husband inside the pawnshop where the victim stated that she had found their wedding bands that she thought went missing last year.
On July 30, 2020, Superior Court Associate Judge Wesley Bogdon issued a search warrant for the pawnshop, where authorities seized documents related to the sale transaction and recovery of the two rings belonging to the victims. Pawnshop employees confirmed that Neil Camacho came into the pawnshop to pawn the rings last October.
On Aug. 11, 2020, police interviewed Camacho, who allegedly admitted to stealing the two wedding rings and pawning it at the Villaroyal Pawnshop in October 2019. Camacho was arrested shortly after for the charge of theft and was brought to the Department of Corrections where he was booked and detained. On Aug. 12, 2020, at about 2:15pm, Camacho was served a Rule 5 where he awaits arraignment. (PR)