Robbers victimize store, bakery, Subway


The CNMI was hit by a flurry of robberies this past week, with the Department of Public Safety reporting three separate incidents that, in one case, victimized the Subway restaurant in Chalan Piao.

In the first incident, which occurred on Sept. 9, an armed person robbed the Suntinday store in Chalan Kanoa and there is no word yet if the police have any information that could help solve this case. The victim was forced to open the store’s cash register and let the perpetrator pocket the money.

DPS reports that the victim described the suspect as approximately 5’6” tall, wearing a black hoodie with a pink logo printed on the front, and a pair of gray short pants.

The next case was reported last Monday, when an armed individual robbed the Bostonian Bakery in Chalan Laulau. DPS states that the victim was in the kitchen preparing food and was called by a coworker being threatened by an unidentified male with a knife. The suspect demanded the bakery’s money and the victim’s cellphone. He then proceeded to steal the cash from the bakery’s register and escaped aboard a light blue vehicle that was headed north on Chalan Pale Arnold Road. The suspect was described as light complexioned and had a mustache, of medium build, and wearing a gray hooded jacked and a pair of brown pants.

The last case was reported last Wednesday, where an armed individual robbed the Subway restaurant in Chalan Piao. The suspect jumped over the cashier’s booth and threatened all the employees with a knife, demanding that they open the cash register. As soon as he grabbed the money from the register, he threatened the employees that he would kill them if they call the police or follow him, and then fled south. The suspect is described as 5’ to 5’6” tall, light complexioned, with acne scars around his face and has a mustache and beard, skinny build, and was wearing a black hooded raincoat, black sunglasses, and a pair of black long pants.

DPS states that these robbery cases are all ongoing cases and urged the community to report any information regarding any of these cases for potential suspects.

Marc Venus | Reporter
Marc Venus is the Saipan Tribune's public health and education reporter. He has an associate degree in Applied Sciences in Computer Applications and is working on his bachelor’s degree at the Northern Marianas College. Contact him at

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