Public’s help sought to ID suspect

Posted on Dec 14 2020


Photo shows the suspect in the Hans Tire Shop burglary in this frame grab taken from the security footage.(Contributed Photo)

On Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, at about 10:56am, the CNMI Department of Public Safety received a 911 call reporting a burglary incident at the Hans Tire Shop in Chinatown, Saipan.

At the scene, police met with the owner of the establishment, who told police that the incident took place on Nov. 28, 2020, around 11:20pm, according to the timestamp on the security footage. The owner did not notice the damage to the door until Monday morning when the shop was due to open.

When he noticed the damaged door, he immediately had it repaired while the footage from the security camera was being processed. On Dec. 4, 2020, the owner called DPS to file a report with the footage of the incident. The police did not disclose what items were missing from the store.

DPS is seeking the public’s help in identifying the individual seen on the surveillance footage. The suspect appears to have a tattoo on his right forearm.

If you have any information related to this incident at the Hans Tire Shop, call 911. If you wish to remain anonymous call the CNMI Crime Stoppers hotline at 234-7272. (PR)

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