On Sunday, July 14, 2019, at about 7:22pm, the Department of Public Safety received a 911 call about a robbery incident that occurred at about 7pm, along Plumeria Avenue.
At about 7:32pm, officers met with a female tourist who claimed to be the caller. The woman told the officers that she and her daughter were walking back to their hotel after having dinner at a nearby restaurant when she noticed a red sedan pull up behind her and park on the roadway. As she continued walking, somebody grabbed her purse from behind. Upon turning around, she saw a male individual in a black jacket and a pair of black long pants get into the backseat of a red sedan with her purse. The sedan then fled the scene, heading north along Plumeria Avenue.
Police were able to obtain a recording of the incident from a nearby security camera, showing the vehicle used in this incident—a red four-door Nissan Sentra.
The contents of the victim’s purse include her Chinese passport, a watch (brand and color not reported), the victim’s credit cards, about $1,000 in U.S. currency, and a couple of telephone cards.
If you have any information related to the robbery reported at Plumeria Avenue, call 911. If you wish to remain anonymous, call the CNMI Crime Stoppers hotline at 234-7272. (PR)