Suspect identified in recent burglary incident

Posted on Aug 14 2019

The CNMI Department of Public Safety, Criminal Investigation Bureau investigated a burglary and theft incident that occurred at the Yaong Corp. office in Gualo Rai. The incident was reported on April 24, 2019.

Preliminary investigations reveal that a suspect gained entry through an unsecured door that led to a storage room where he was able to take a yellow drywall screw gun. After reviewing the company’s surveillance recording, a male individual was seen entering the compound at 6am through the company’s main gate and was later seen exiting the same gate holding the screw gun.

James Somorang

Further investigation conducted by detectives later identified the male individual as James Somorang, a resident from Gualo Rai. Somorang was interviewed and he allegedly admitted to being responsible for taking the screw gun, and later trading the tool for beer at LC Market in Gualo Rai.

Somorang has not been arrested as the case is being reviewed by the Office of the Attorney General and awaiting formal charges to be filed.

The CNMI Department of Public Safety encourages the public to call 911 anytime to report a crime or an emergency. (PR)

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